The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Hayley, Paul, Rula

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel announces full casting

The full cast has been revealed for the brand new tour for Deborah Moggach’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, opening at Richmond Theatre on Monday 5 September 2022.

Previously announced stars of the new tour include Hayley Mills (Pollyanna, The Parent Trap, Whistle Down the Wind) as Evelyn, Paul Nicholas (Jesus Christ Superstar, BBC 1’s Just Good FriendsEastenders) who plays Douglas and Rula Lenska (ITV’s Rock FolliesCoronation Street, Channel 4’s Celebrity Big Brother) who performs as Madge.

Other cast announced include Tiran Aakel  (The Kite Runner, UK and Dubai Tour; Umm Kalthoum and The Golden Era, Dubai Opera House) as Mr Gupta, Richenda Carey (Calendar Girls, West End/UK Tour; BBC 1’s Monarch of the Glen) as Dorothy, Rekha John-Cheriyan as Mrs Kapoor (Kerbs, Tomb Raider, Dream Horse); Andy de la Tour (Plenty, Notting Hill) as Norman; Shila Iqbal (East Is East, Octagon Theatre; Eaten by Lions); as Sahani, Kerena Jagpal (Mismatch and Twitch, Birmingham Rep; Circle Game, Southwalk Playhouse) as Kamila, Harmage Singh Kalirai (Mischief Night,  A Very British Coup) as Jimmy, Sally Knyvette (ITV’s Emmerdale; BBC 1’sBlake’s 7); as Jean, Nishad More (King Lear, Royal Shakespeare Company) as Sonny Kapoor, Marlene Sidaway (ITV’s Coronation Street, BBC 1’s Pride and Prejudice) as Muriel; Anant Varman (who makes his professional UK stage debut with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as Mohan and Adam Morris (Dial M for Murder and The Messiah, UK Tours); and Julie Wood(Brave New World, Harrogate Theatre) who join the company as male and female understudies.

The stage play is based on the original best-selling book by Deborah Moggach, which was turned into the smash-hit 2012 movie starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilson, Tom Wilkinson, Celie Imrie, Ronald Pickup and Dev Patel.

The play is directed by Lucy Bailey (Oleanna, UK Tour & West End); Gaslight, UK Tour; Witness for the Prosecution, London), with the other creative team members including Costume and Set Designer, Colin Richmond; Lighting Designer, Oli Fenwick; Sound Designer, Mic Pool; Composer, Kuljit Bhamra; Casting Director, Ginny Schiller CDG; Associate Director, Breman Rajkumar; Movement Director, Lucy Hind; Costume Supervisor, Chris Cahill; Production Manager, Digby Robinson; Props Supervisor, Lizzie Frankl and Associate Props Supervisor, Zoe Wilson.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel promises to be a joyous, feel-good adaptation of the comedy about taking risks, finding love, and embracing second chances, even in the most surprising of places.

More information about The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – UK Tour

Mon 5th – Sat 10 Sept, Richmond Theatre

Tue 13 – Sat 17 Sept, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Tue 20 – Sat 24 Sept, Theatre Royal, Brighton

Tue 27 Sept – Sat 1 Oct, Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Tue 4 – Sat 8 Oct, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Tue 11 – Sat 5 Oct, Hall for Cornwall, Truro

Tue 18 – Sat 22 Oct, Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Mon 24 – Sat 29 Oct,Theatre Royal, Norwich

Tue 1 Oct – Sat 5 Nov, Curve, Leicester

Tue 8 – Sat 12 Nov, The Lowry, Salford – Book tickets

Tue 15 – Sat 19 Nov, New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Tue 22 – Sat 26 Nov, Cambridge Arts Theatre

Mon 28 Nov – Sat 3 Dec, Theatre Royal, Bath

2023 Tour Dates

Tue 17 – Sat 21 Jan, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Tue 24 – Sat 28 Jan, Milton Keynes Theatre

Tue 7 – Sat 11 Feb, Theatre Royal, Nottingham
(Note: the current cast will perform until Saturday 11th February. Further casting information to follow)

Tue 21 – Sat 25 Feb, Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Tue 28 – Sat 4 March, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Tue 7 – Sat 11 March, New Theatre, Cardiff

Tue 14 – Sat 18 March, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Tue 28 March – Sat 1 April, Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Tue 4 – Sat 8 April, His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

Tue 18 – Sat 22 April, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Tue 25 – Sat 29 April, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Tue 23 – Sat 27 May, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Tue 30 May – Sat 3 June, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

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