Glitterball Autumn Tour
Until 15 October
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In modern day Bradford, Laila takes shelter from a raging storm in an old bookshop, where she chances upon a book with her name on it. She is compelled to open the book and is consumed by the story - Laila finds herself in an old story and on a new journey…

In modern day Bradford, Laila takes shelter from a raging storm in an old bookshop, where she chances upon a book with her name on it. She is compelled to open the book and is consumed by the story - Laila finds herself in an old story and on a new journey…

From the Persian deserts, the bittersweet story of star-crossed lovers Laila and Majnu, has been passed down through verse and song over centuries. The story of young love and feuding families is given a modern musical twist, taking you across the sands of time.

Presented by Rifco Theatre Company, Watford Palace Theatre and Queens Theatre Hornchurch

Running time: approx 2 hours 30 minutes including interval

Cast & crew

Qays
Reece Bahia
Reece Bahia
Father
Ravin J Ganatra
Ravin J Ganatra
Laila
Mona Goodwin
Mona Goodwin
Atif
Kush Khanna
Kush Khanna
Tabrez
Sami Lamine
Sami Lamine
Zeenat
Sheena Patel
Sheena Patel
Kazi
Vedi Roy
Vedi Roy
Father/Prince
Shin Parwana
Shin Parwana
Princess of Parthia
Yinka Williams
Yinka Williams
Writer/Director
Pravesh Kumar
Pravesh Kumar
Composer
Sumeet Chopra
Sumeet Chopra
Lyricist
Dougal Irvine
Dougal Irvine
Designer
Libby Watson
Libby Watson
Lighting Designer
Philip Gladwell
Philip Gladwell
Costumer Designer
Andy Kumar
Andy Kumar
Assistant Director
Ameet Chana
Ameet Chana

Reviews

"The show is totally amazing and very inspirational."
Audience Member
"The show couldn't get any better! Absolutely outstanding performances. There wasn't a moment where I took my eyes off the play!"
Audience Member
"What a fantastic show! Full of energy, great songs and constant action!"
Audience Member
"The show is a vibrant and very welcome addition to British musicals"
Musical Theatre Review
"It's easy to get wound up anew in Pravesh Kumar's fresh, exciting, hugely atmospheric production."
WhatsOnStage
"Vibrant, exciting, lush, and incredibly well produced"
London Theatre 1
"Outstandingly good...Laila the Musical is a wonderful, evocative fusion of South Asian and Western cultures."
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