With the prolific Indian film industry both the inspiration and the setting for the show, Bombay Dreams is a feast for the senses. Produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and with music by phenomenal Indian composer A R Rahman, the show brought Bollywood to the West End.
It tells the story of Akaash, a young slum dweller, who dreams of becoming a huge movie star, and of his fateful encounter with beautiful Priya, the daughter of one of Bollywood’s greatest film directors.
Featuring a script by Meera Syal with lyrics by Don Black, the original London production of Bombay Dreams opened on June 16th 2002 and closed on its second birthday in 2004. The show also ran on Broadway from April 2004 to January 2005.
|Music By||A. R. Rahman|
|Produced By||Andrew Lloyd Webber|
|Lyrics By||Don Black|
|Book By||Meera Syal|
|Original Direction By||Steven Pimlott|
|Original Choreography By||Farah Khan & Anthony Van Laast|
|Opened||19th June 2002 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London|