Britain’s got Bhangra arrived at Windsor’s Theatre Royal., This time round I went with young West London film Director Tarun Thind. As we walked up to the theatre we were both very excited but in different ways. Tarun’s excitement stemmed from this being the first time watching it after hearing so much about the musical from me and so many others. I was eager to see how the show had progressed from the opening performance back in April. As the lights dimmed and the first act started I sat back. I was pleasantly pleased at how much enthusiasm and passion went into their roles as if it was the first opening night. I did notice the script had been altered slightly here and there but nothing too major, for example when Arun’s character Jason sings for the first time he sings in Punjabi as apposed to the RnB number which was what he sang at the opening night. I felt this minor change worked well and slotted in to the rest of the scene better
This being the 2nd time I have watched Britain’s Got Bhangra I knew the storyline and twists and turns it would take. So while this time round it didn’t pack the same emotional punch, as I already knew when tragedy was a bout to strike, it is testimony to the shows greatness that I was still laughing, feeling moved and left singing the songs much the way I did the first time.
I would definitely recommend everyone go watch this amazing and very colourful production. You will leave the theatre smiling and humming the songs all the way home
Theatre Royal Windsor 28th June- 3rd July
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds 12th -17th July
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