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Frankie Goes to Bollywood

Coming to The Belgrade Theatre this summer.

The Rifco Theatre Company in partnership with Watford Palace Theatre and HOME Manchester has announced the headline cast for its most spectacular and ambitious musical to date.

Playing Frankie is Laila Zaidi: Clem in Little Bits of Light National Theatre; Charlie in The Selfish Giant Vaudeville Theatre, London’s West End; Tassita in Starlight Express, The Other Place Theatre, London; Maria in West Side Story, at Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary (RSC); Rosalia in West Side Story BBC Proms.

Helen K Wint plays Malika; Shakil Hussain plays Raju King; Gigi Zahir plays Shona Chatterji; Navin Kundra plays Prem Kapoor; Katie Stasi plays Goldy Singh.

L-R Laila Zaidi, Helen K Wint, Shakil Hussain, Gigi Zahir, Navin Kundra, Katie Stasi

Conceived by Artistic Director of Rifco, Pravesh Kumar MBE, Frankie Goes to Bollywood is a spectacular all-singing all-dancing tale of heroes and villains, with all the costumes and the spectacle of a Bollywood feature film. It tells the tale of being British in Bollywood and explores what it takes to get to the top.

The musical will premiere at Watford Palace Theatre, running from Thursday 25 April – Saturday 11 May 2024 followed by a 10-day run at HOME Manchester from Wednesday 15 May – Saturday 25 May and then a national tour.

Beck Theatre, Hayes 28 May – 1 Jun

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch – 4 June – 8 June

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre 11 Jun – 15 Jun 

Alhambra, Bradford - 18 Jun – 22 Jun

Theatre Royal, Windsor 25 Jun – 29 Jun

Belgrade Theatre Coventry 2 Jul – 6 Jul  

New Theatre, Cardiff - 16 Jul – 20 Jul


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