Shakespeare goes Bollywood

Shakespeare goes Bollywood at the Fairfield Hall, Croydon from 15 – 26 September 2009

Shakespeare goes Bollywood – Popo Gigi is an all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy masala mix of Shakespeare and Bollywood, which world premières at the Ashcroft Theatre, Fairfield Halls, Croydon on 15 September 2009.

Prepare to have more fun than a super hot tikka. Be charmed by the camp and delicious antics of a rag tag bunch of sexy seducers, scintillating Bollydancers, giggly guru, evil twin brothers, titillating transvestite and much, much more.

Hot on the tail of Slumdog Millionaire (to which this show bears absolutely no resemblance!) Anglo-Indian writer/producer/comedian Sam Sterling makes his bid for fame, future Oscars, Grammies, free lunches and groupies with Popo Gigi.

Popo Gigi tells the zany tale of how a Bollywood icon arrives in London with the intention of placing a Bollywood spin on Romeo and Juliet – hoping to take a record-breaking show from Brixton to Broadway and ultimately back home to Mumbai. In a multi-layered Bollywood farce which covers everything from call centres to the Karma Sutra, the 2012 Olympics to hip swerving Bollywood dances, Popo Gigi promises spiritual enlightenment, the keys to happiness and ending of the global credit crunch.

Popo Gigi is a Jolliwood Production, written/produced by Sam Sterling, directed by Anthony Shrubsall, choreographed by award winning Ash Mukerjee, music composed by Julian Chown, musical director Mark Smith, art & sets designed by Jira Osuga. Cast include: Sam Khan as Popo Gigi, Khavita as Juliet, Ash Mukherjee as Itchy Bitchy, Natasha Staples as Yogi Boo, Susan Cummins as Guru Bibi, Richard Loosemore as Ramyou, Zoe Swenson-Graham as Viola, Rain De Rye Barrett as Popo Kitten 1, Sam Harrison as Popo Kitten 2.

!!FREE BONUS!! Popo Gigi also offers FREE Bollywood dance lessons and Yoga Laughter therapy on the night. Come along in your Bollywood gear, dancing shoes, saris, and a box of tissues to wipe away the tears of laughter. Unlike most Bollywood shows: live singing guaranteed … no lip syncs!

Shows will be in English (Queen’s, Raj and Indian).

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Popo Gigi opens on 15 September 2009 (Press Night) at the Ashcroft Theatre, Fairfield Hall, Croydon, and runs from 15-26 September 2009. 

To get a hot spicy taste of Popo Gigi in advance see our wonderful music video.

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