Frankie Goes to Bollywood at HOME

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Frankie Goes to Bollywood at HOME
Image courtesy of Rifco/ HOME.

Frankie Goes to Bollywood at HOME Manchester, Manchester Until 25 May 2024 Tickets from £22.20 — Book now

Dazzling costumes, extravagant choreography and pulsating British Bollywood pop, Rifco’s ambitious new musical – Frankie Goes to Bollywood – comes to HOME this May.

Frankie Goes to Bollywood has it all: a colourful rollercoaster of romance, big beats, spectacular dance, and a gripping storyline inspired by real-life stories of British women caught in the spotlight of the biggest film industry in the world.

Exhilarating and entertaining, Frankie Goes to Bollywood delves into the life of a young British South Asian woman who is thrust into Bollywood life. What is it like to be British in Bollywood? And is everything that glimmers, really gold?

The musical follows Frankie’s vibrant journey into the world of Indian film. A chance encounter with a director leads her up the sparkly staircase of stardom and into the ruthless world of Bollywood. Grappling with new-found fame and fortune, Frankie soon faces some home truths – can she be part of the Bollywood family and still stay true to herself?

Led by Artistic Director, Pravesh Kumar MBE, the award-winning Rifco Theatre Company are one of the UK’s leading touring theatre companies. Bringing ambitious plays and musicals to audiences across the UK, the company is driven to develop high-quality and accessible work that reflects and celebrates British South Asian experiences.

With a soundtrack that draws on traditional Bollywood music and the best of Western musical theatre, this electrifying production will appeal to lovers of West End musicals as well as die-hard Bollywood fans.

An extravagant tale of heroes and villains – with stunning design and an all-singing-all-dancing cast – expect all the spectacle of a Bollywood feature film when Frankie Goes to Bollywood comes to HOME.

Frankie Goes to Bollywood at HOME Manchester, Manchester Until 25 May 2024 Tickets from £22.20 Book now

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Where to go near Frankie Goes to Bollywood at HOME

Manchester
Restaurant
Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
Manchester
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The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Homeground
Manchester
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Homeground

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

Manchester
Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar
at IABF

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
Bar or Pub
Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

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Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

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