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Wah Wah Girls
DATES: 24th May 12 - 23rd June 12
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East London meets Bollywood in a sparkling new musical from Sadler’s Wells, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Kneehigh.
Inspired by the world of the Mujra dancers, who for generations have entertained the rich and powerful with a spellbinding mix of dance and song, Wah! Wah! Girls tells a passionate and playful story of love against the odds. Set against the vibrant background of the East End in 2012, these unstoppable girls uncover deep secrets and create unexpected dreams.
Written by acclaimed playwright Tanika Gupta (White Boy, Sugar Mummies) and directed by multi award-winning director Emma Rice (The Red Shoes, Brief Encounter), this extraordinary team of talents also includes set and costume designer Keith Khan, lighting designer Malcolm Rippeth and sound designer Simon Baker.
Featuring stunning dance sequences choreographed by Bollywood master Javed Sanadi and leading Kathak choreographer Gauri Sharma Tripathi, set to a mix of classic Bollywood tracks and new music by composer Niraj Chag, Wah! Wah! Girls is a feast for the senses that draws audiences into the world of the modern British-Asian community. Let the pleasure begin! Wah! Wah!
Sadler’s Wells, Theatre Royal Stratford East & Kneehigh
in association with Hall for Cornwall
World Stages London
Wah! Wah! Girls is part of World Stages London, a two month celebration of London’s diversity through a series of exceptional shows created by leading UK and international artists. The initiative brings together leading London theatres to collaborate in a way never seen before, drawing inspiration from the UK, China, France, South Africa, Germany, Estonia, Brazil, Cuba, Nigeria, the Middle East and the US.
The partners are Battersea Arts Centre, Bush Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Royal Court Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, Somerset House, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Young Vic, in association with the National Theatre Studio. World Stages London will open at the Young Vic in April and close with Wah! Wah! Girls at the Peacock Theatre in June. For more information about any of the shows and how to book visit www.worldstageslondon.com
The Peacock Theatre is Sadler’s Wells West End venue. Situated close to Covent Garden and Holborn stations, the newly refurbished Peacock Theatre can accommodate up to 1,000 delegates in tiered seating with an impressive presentation area. Front of House facilities include two roomy bars, making the Peacock Theatre perfect for evening performances, gigs, awards ceremonies or presentations.
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