The glamour and glitter of Bollywood will return to Australian stages this month as international hit The Merchants of Bollywood comes to The Star Gold Coast.
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.
A fictional story with a firm basis in real life, The Merchants of Bollywood will reveal to the local audience the workings of cinema and the part it plays in the heart and soul of Indian society.
The show features a cast of more than 30 performers direct from Film City Mumbai, the home of Bollywood Cinema.
The show 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.
It captures the essence of India and its rich and diverse culture, and the evening of music and dance features at its core the heartfelt story of a young girl, her grandfather and their love of dance.
“Since launching ‘The Merchants of Bollywood’ fifteen years ago the show has had worldwide success playing to more than two million patrons, four sold-out London shows followed by sell-out performances in the U.S, Europe and South East Asia,” executive producer and creative director Mark Brady said.
“Finally we’re bringing the production back to Australia and we’re very excited to present in all major capital cities the glitz, glamour, sheer spectacle, song, dance and romance that we know as ‘Bollywood’.
“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.”
The Merchants of Bollywood is at The Star Gold Coast on Wednesday, October 31. For tickets, visit the venue’s website here.