International smash hit Merchants of Bollywood returns to Australian stages after triumphant world tour
The glamour and glitter that is Bollywood returns to Australian stages following its worldwide success and rave reviews. “The Merchants of Bollywood” features a cast of more than 30 performers direct from Film City Mumbai—the home of Bollywood cinema. The upcoming theatrical event is confirmed for late October/November, as announced by executive producer and creative director Mark Brady.
“Since launching ‘The Merchants of Bollywood’ 15 years ago the show has had worldwide success playing to more than 2 million patrons, 4 sold out London shows followed by sell-out performances in the U.S, Europe and South East Asia”, says Brady. “Finally we are bringing the production back to Australia and very excited to present in all major capital cities. Bangles and beads, swirling colours in costumes and sets, and high-energy music, will excite the senses in this lavish new production that is bigger, bolder, brighter and features all the smash hit songs from the biggest Bollywood blockbusters,” he added.
The performance features songs from Bollywood blockbusters, 2,500 glittering hand-crafted costumes and an astonishing 5,000 pieces of jewellery.
A theatrical dance spectacular, “The Merchants of Bollywood” charts the enchanting history of the world’s largest and most prolific film industry, and a dynasty of stars that have lit its way over generations. “The Merchants of Bollywood” transcends time and is a touching tribute to the Bollywood greats of yesterday and the box-office hits of today complimented by the outstanding music arrangements by Salim-Sulaiman.
A fictional story, yet based on real life, “The Merchants of Bollywood” will reveal to the Western audience the workings of cinema and the part it plays in the heart and soul of Indian society in an extraordinary evening of music and dance at the heart of which lies a heartfelt story of a young girl, her grandfather and their love of dance.
“The Merchants of Bollywood” has captured the essence of India, its rich and diverse culture, and its people in a world of technicolour brilliance acclaimed by patrons and reviewers alike.
Book your show
- Saturday, 27 October – THE STAR EVENT CENTRE, SYDNEY NSW
- Sunday, 28 October – HAMER HALL, MELBOURNE ARTS CENTRE VIC
Bookings: Ticketmaster 1300136 166 or Arts Centre 1300 182 183
- Wednesday, 31 October – THE STAR, GOLD COAST QLD
- Friday, 2 and Saturday, 3 November – QPAC CONCERT HALL, BRISBANE QLD
Bookings: QPAC 136 246 www.qpac.com.au
- Friday, 9 and Saturday, 10 November – CROWN THEATRE, PERTH WA
Bookings: 136 100 www.ticketmaster.com.au