Back to the 70s with Dishoom

It is the summer of 1978, Simon and his friends should be looking forward to leaving school, but the National Front are on the streets, Simon’s ‘Bibi’ is ashamed of him and his dad spends his life hiding in the pub.

When Simon’s cousin Baljit comes to stay, she introduces him to the Bollywood classic, Sholay. 

Inspired by the film’s dynamic duo, Jai and Veeru, Simon and Baljit find their inner superheroes and set out to change their world forever. 

Dishoom! can be seen at Derby Theatre from October 23-27.

Rifco Theatre Company, which celebrates and reflects contemporary British Asian experiences, culture and society, presents a new play about friendship and courage.

Artistic director, Pravesh Kumar founded Rifco Theatre Company in 1999 and since 2011, Rifco has been the resident company at Watford Palace Theatre. 

Kumar’s work is ‘homegrown’ and he believes in gently challenging perceptions and warmly reflecting the communities he knows.

“We present theatre of scale and spectacle that is authentic, topical, thought-provoking, rich and entertaining. Our success lies in understanding our audience. A vital part of creating new work is through listening and working alongside British Asian communities,” he says. 

“We are committed to diversifying the kind of work seen in British theatres. We do this by commissioning British Asian playwrights and working with as many diverse actors, designers, directors as we can.” 

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