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NEWS: Jenny Roberts appointed as Rifco Executive Director

Jenny Roberts

Fresh from touring the critically acclaimed Laila - the Musical, Rifco has announced that Jenny Roberts will join the company as Executive Director on 13 June 2016. Rifco creates accessible and high-quality theatre which reflects and celebrates the contemporary British Asian experience and are about to embark on a brand new programme of work for the next three years. Roberts ...

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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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NEWS: The Last Five Years to lead New Wolsey 15th birthday season

Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre have today [23 October] announced their Spring 2016 15th Birthday Season. Headlining the season is a new production of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. Recently turned into a film, the musical tells the story of a passionate love affair but with one side of the story played in chronological order, the other played backwards. ...

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