Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical ‘Bombay Dreams’ premiered in London’s West End, Apollo Victoria theatre, last Wednesday, 19th of June and both stars and reviewers who turned up have given it a glowing review.
Critics have praised the show and its vibrant production that involves waterfalls on the stage and pyrotechnics.
Celebrities who turned up included Emma Bunton, Sir Michael Caine and his wife, Shakira, Barbara Windsor, Ross Kemp, Frank Skinner, Claire Sweeney, Narinder from ‘Big Brother 2’, Denise Van Outen and loads more.
Giving it a thumbs up was Baby Spice, Emma Bunton who said “I love it. It’s entrancing and dazzling, I tell you. It’s just riveting. You’ve simply got to go catch it”.At the event, speaking to the press, Denise admitted she’s never seen a Bollywood movie but would love to be involved. “I’d love to really. From Basildon to Bollywood. It’s spectacular. The music, the costumes – unbelievable. Do you know what I really, really like? Preeya’s first single ‘Shakalaka Baby’. I’ve been getting changed because I had a really short dress on before and I thought I need to get out of the frock so that I can party afterwards and I was in the toilets going “Shakalaka baby, shakalaka baby…”
Lord Lloyd Webber’s homage to the Indian film industry has spent three years in the making, with a reported budget of GBP4.5 million. Written by Meera Syal of hilarious TV show ‘Goodness Gracious Me’ fame, ‘Bombay Dreams’ is about a love story set in Bollywood.
The catchy song ‘Shakalaka Baby’, sung by the musical’s main star, Preeya Kalidas, will be released as a single next week.
Check out the beautiful official website at: www.bombaydreamsthemusical.com