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Musical (2002)

Musique: A.R. Rahman
Paroles: Don Black
Livret: Meera Syal • Thomas Meehan

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Apollo Victoria Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 an 12 mois
Nombre : 829 représentations
Première Preview : vendredi 31 mai 2002
Première : mercredi 19 juin 2002
Dernière : dimanche 13 juin 2004
Mise en scène : Steven Pimlott
Chorégraphie : Anthony Van Laast • Farah Khan
Avec : Avec: Stephen Rahman-Hughes (Akaash), Zehra Naqvi (Priya), Ravin J Ganatra (Madan), Munir Khairdin (Vikram), Royce Ullah (JK), Raj Ghatak (Sweetie), Sophiya Haque (Rani), Nila Aalia (Kitty)
Commentaires : The West End production ran for two years, undergoing some re-writing and changes during the course of its run. A heavily re-written version, with book additions by Thomas Meehan opened on Broadway in April 2004 and ran for eight months (284 performances). The New York version used the same British production team, though many songs were cut and several new ones added to the score.
Presse : DARREN DALGLISH says, "A big disappointment as I expected more humour and more Bollywood energy, instead we have a musical that fails to hit the high notes."

RHODA KOENIG for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Gooey Bombay mix that fails to fulfil its promise."

MICHAEL COVENEY for THE DAILY MAIL says, "A real Bombay dazzler ."

RICHARD MORRISON for THE TIMES says, "To turn this mishmash into a hot ticket is going to take more than a spoonful of curry powder."

NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD "It's a bold, inventive shot at something new that misses the target. "

CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Though there is much to admire in Bombay Dreams - notably Rahman's wonderfully fresh, exciting and sometimes yearningly romantic score...there is much more that disappoints."

ALASTAIR MACAULAY for THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, " Pimlott brings off some non-narrative musical passages beautifully."

MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "...clumsy, over-plotted book." And goes on to say, "The acting honours are stolen by .... Raad Rawi as the white-coated Mafia boss and Shelley King as an astringent gossip colum nist."

JOHN PETER for THE SUNDAY TIMES says, "Bombay Dreams is a spectacular tribute to Bollywood, though it can't escape that genre's limitations."

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