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Laila the Musical – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Music: Sumeet Chopra Lyrics: Dougal Irvine Director: Pravesh Kumar Reviewer: Rich Jevons Rifco, are a company celebrated for presenting the underrepresented voices of British Asians. With Laila the Musical they have adapted a tale going back to 7th Century Persia, and the production has been described as a “Romeo &Juliet for the East”. As in the Shakespeare classic, the lovers ...

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Laila the Musical – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer and Director: Pravesh Kumar Composer: Sumeet Chopra Lyricist: Dougal Irvine Reviewer: Paul Couch   In this, the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, it is perhaps fitting that a work that inspired him has been re-imagined for a modern-day audience. Laila The Musical is cleverly bookended with modern scenes to create a contemporary frame but its core ...

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INTERVIEW: Rifco’s Pravesh Kumar talks about Laila – The Musical

When actor and director Pravesh Kumar started Rifco in 1999, it was to redress a perceived lack of voice for other British Asian artists and an almost non-existent theatre-going experience for those from the same community, which he felt was an untapped market. Seventeen years on, Kumar’s vision has been vindicated and the long-held belief that the British Asian community ...

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