Monday, 12 December 2011
When the acclaimed Danish theatre Republique hits Southbank in London tonight we are supposedly in for an amazing five star performance.
Friends back in Denmark as well as critics have been raving about The Bollywood Trip. They promise chaos, comedy, love and spectacular Bollywood dancing.
Haroon played by the actor Janus Nabil Bakrawi is in a psychiatric unit in Denmark claiming to be a famous Bollywood star. Naturally the staff doesn’t believe him.
The director Rolf Heim has made a very modern musical and a love story with a twist. Danish musician Stephan Grabowski has composed the music and will be playing live with a band.
The Bollywood Trip is the first of three performances co-produced with Southbank Centre in London.
The Copenhagen theatre group comes to London at a time when Danish is a buzzword. The Killing is a big hit on BBC and has made everything Danish very cool.
I am sure the Bollywood Trip will just add new layers to the British love affair with Danish culture.
The Queen Elizabeth Hall from the 12th to the 18th December.