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. Can he achieve his dream of stardom or will this come at a price? Will Akaash and Priya’s love survive? And will they find, like in all the best Bollywood movies, their happy ending?
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 ran on Broadway from April 2004 to January 2005.
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