New Bollywood musical leads Belgrade Theatre’s new season

Last Updated on 23 April 2022 by Showcall Editorial Team

Belgrade Theatre in Coventry has announced its autumn/winter season including new musical Bollywood Superstar

Bollywood Superstar
Artwork for new musical Bollywood Superstar

A new musical, Bombay Superstar, is to debut at Belgrade Theatre in Coventry in October as part of the theatre’s new autumn and winter season.

The new show features some of the best-loved songs from the golden age of Bollywood, telling the story of a starlet and her romance with a dashing screen hero in Indian’s film industry in the 1970s.

It has been created by theatre company Phizzical, a champion of south Asian stories, in association with Belgrade Theatre. It will have its world premiere in Coventry from 15 to 22 October 2022.

Bombay Superstar will then tour venues including New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich from 1 to 5 November, The Lowry in Salford from 8 to 12 November and Mast Mayflower Studios in Southampton from 15 to 19 November.

Other touring musicals are set to visit the Belgrade including the first UK tour of Bugsy Malone from 13 to 18 September, Six from 27 September to 2 October, The Rocky Horror Show from 4 to 8 October, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical from 1 to 5 November.

Other tours stopping off at the Belgrade include Tabby Lamb’s queer rom-com Happy Meal on 21 September and David Walliams’ Demon Dentist from Birmingham Stage Company from 26 to 29 October.

The winter 2023 season continues with Sabrina Mahfouz’s adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses from 24 to 28 January, Olivier Award-winning hit Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) from 7 to 11 February, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap from 13 to 18 February and the National Theatre’s production of JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls from 28 February to 4 March.

More shows in the Belgrade’s autumn/winter 2022/23 season will be announced soon.

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