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The Game of Love and Chai – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Nigel Planer Director: Jatinder Verma Designer: Claudia Mayer Reviewer: Ron Simpson Tara Arts’ production of The Game of Love and Chai, completing a UK tour with a week at West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Courtyard Theatre, brings a great deal of intelligence, imagination and skill to bear on modernising and re-locating Pierre de Marivaux’s 1730 comedy, The Game of Love and ...

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Taj Express – Peacock Theatre, London

Writer: Toby Gough Director: Shruti Merchant Choreographer: Vaibhavi Merchant Reviewer: Scott Matthewman It is not usual, one must admit, for a stage show to start with a voiceover warning that anybody expecting great theatre should leave. There are certainly some shows that could benefit from such a management of expectations. Taj Express, the latest Bollywood-inspired work from the Merchant family, ...

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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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NEWS: The first ever Bradford Literature Festival opens

The first ever Bradford Literature Festival kicks off this weekend following the success of a three day launch event in September 2014. The festival takes place from the 15th – 24th May with over 150 events to choose from. Featuring around 250 writers, thinkers, artists and experts from around the globe, over the 10 days it will explore a staggering ...

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If Only Shahrukh Khan – Z-Arts, Manchester

Writer: Rani Moorthy Director: Ruth Carney-Nash Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:3.5] OK – first things first. For the uninitiated, and this reviewer is one, Shahrukh Khan is a Bollywood star. You might say he’s THE Bollywood star. Suave, rich and prolific ‘King Khan’ has quite a following. So welcome to the Shahrukh Khan fan club, a weekly gathering in a London ...

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