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BOMBAY DREAMS EXTENDS TO March 2004 with new cast
Bombay Dreams , the musical produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, has announced a new 5 month booking period at the Apollo Victoria Theatre covering 28 Oct 03 to 28 Mar 04.(This new booking period goes on sale Thu 19 June!!) Also announced is a new cast from Tues 17 June 03
Major cast changes taking place from Tues 17 June 03 includes Stephen Rahman-Hughes (Akaash), Zehra Naqvi (Priya), Ravin J Ganatra (Madan), Munir Khairdin (Vikram), Royce Ullah (JK), Raj Ghatak (Sweetie), Sophiya Haque (Rani), Nila Aalia (Kitty).
The show has music by A R Rahman, lyrics by Don Black, book by Meera Syal , based upon an original idea conceived by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Shekhar Kapur. It is directed by Steven Pimlott, designed by Mark Thompson, with choreography by Anthony van Laast (Bollywood dance sequences by Farah Khan).
650,000 people have so far seen Bombay Dreams at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, and the cast recording, which is a top-selling record in India, has become a Gold Album in the UK with sales in excess of 100,000. Plans for a Broadway production are now in active preparation.
The story of Bombay Dreams is one of universal themes – dreams and ambitions, the desire to accomplish and the importance of culture and roots. And at its heart it is a love story set against the backdrop of the colourful and magical Indian movie industry – 'Bollywood' - in Bombay, a city of stark contrasts where romantic fantasy and harsh reality live side by side. The musical follows the story of Priya, the daughter of a wealthy Bollywood film director who falls in love with poor man Akaash.