This year's panto gets spiced up
This Christmas, Hardeep Singh Kohli cooks up his own inimitable brand of fun for all the family, in Tara Arts’ production of Bollywood Cinderella – the much loved Christmas classic, now spiced up with Indian colours, smells and sounds!
Bollywood Cinderella opens on Tuesday 6 December in the Tara Theatre in Garrett Lane, with press from Thursday 8 December (7.30pm).
Surinderella is forced to slave night and day making chappals (slippers) for her “Auntiji” and her stepsisters Happy and Lucky. With only her Singing Veggies for company. Little does she know her luck is about to change...
A neighbouring Prince, desperate to find a “true heart” to wed, proclaims a grand Bollywood-style Ball to find the finest chappal-wearer. Auntiji and her daughters are naturally determined Surinderella comes nowhere near the Ball – it is enough for her to make them the finest chappals.
How will the Prince find his true love? And Surinderella escape her fate?
Hardeep Singh Kohli, as well as being a reporter, comic, cook and presenter, has had an acclaimed career as a journalist and writer. His column in Scotland has seen him nominated twice for Scottish Columnist of the Year as well as articles for the Independent on Sunday, The Guardian and The Times. For Channel 4 he wrote and presented the BAFTA award winning In search of the Tartan Turban. Hardeep has previously performed at Tara Theatre, with sold-out audiences of his Edinburgh show Chat Masala and The Nearly Naked Chef.
Tara Arts’ has been producing cross-cultural theatre for over three decades under the artistic direction of co-founder Jatinder Verma f rom their home in Earlsfield. This will be the first Pantomime produced by the company as it embarks on the transformation of its venue.
November 4, 2011