Frankie Goes to Bollywood - London 2024

Frankie Goes to Bollywood Tickets

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
2 August 2024 - 18 August 2024
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About Frankie Goes to Bollywood

Frankie Goes to Bollywood comes to the Queen Elizabeth Hall at The Southbank Centre this Summer.

Expect dazzling dance, epic songs and sweeping romance in this new musical from the makers of Britain’s Got Bhangra.

Inspired by real stories of British women caught in the spotlight of the biggest film industry in the world, Frankie Goes to Bollywood is a spectacular all-singing-all-dancing tale of heroes and villains, with all the costumes and the spectacle of a Bollywood feature film.

Drawing inspiration from both traditional Bollywood music and the best of western musical theatre, Frankie goes to Bollywood is a carefully integrated hybrid musical – designed to appeal to lovers of the Bollywood genre and also lovers of a good old West End extravaganza.

Frankie Goes to Bollywood runs from 31 July – 18 Aug at Queen Elizabeth Hall at The Southbank Centre, London.

What's the story of Frankie Goes to Bollywood?

Frankie never wanted to be a star, all she’s ever really wanted is a close and loving family – but after a chance encounter with an up-and-coming director, she finds herself transported to Bollywood, cast in a movie and thrust into the limelight. Might the Bollywood world provide her with the family and community she has always dreamed of?

Suddenly Frankie is immersed in the world of fame and fortune but as she climbs the sparkling staircase of stardom, each step makes her question about what she is willing to do, or be subjected to, for success.

Who is in the cast of Frankie Goes to Bollywood?

The cast features Laila Zaidi (Frankie), Helen K Wint (Malika/ Maa), Shakil Hussain (Raju King), Gigi Zahir (Shona), Navin Kundra (Prem) and Katie Stasi (Goldy/ Raju’s Mother).

Who are the creative team of Frankie Goes to Bollywood?

Presented by Rifco Theatre Company, Watford Palace Theatre and HOME Manchester.
Concept & Book by Pravesh Kumar, Songs & Music by Niraj Chag, Songs & Lyrics by Tasha Taylor Johnson


Show Information

Performance dates
2 August 2024 - 18 August 2024
Age restrictions
8+
Running time
2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


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Important Notes

Content: Contains flashing lights and vaping.


Venue Information

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Nearest Tube or Train: Embankment Station (District Line, Circle Line); Waterloo Station (Jubilee Line, Northern Line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68, RV1
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Ticket Information

Official London Theatre tickets for Frankie Goes to Bollywood at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.  Book tickets to Frankie Goes to Bollywood at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London with WestEndTheatre.com. You will be purchasing official London theatre tickets from an authorised retailer and member of the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frankie Goes to Bollywood is playing at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London
The running time of Frankie Goes to Bollywood is 2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
The age recommendations for Frankie Goes to Bollywood are: 8+
Click on the Find Tickets button at the top or bottom of this page to buy tickets for Frankie Goes to Bollywood. You will be able to access the booking calendar to check ticket availability and see any exclusive offers or discounts.
Yes, Frankie Goes to Bollywood has matinee performances on the following days: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

News about Frankie Goes to Bollywood

Frankie Goes to Bollywood to play the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall this summer
New musical Frankie Goes to Bollywood is transferring to London's Southbank Centre this summer 2024. The show will play the Queen Elizabeth Hall from 31 July to 18 August 2024. Frankie Goes to Bollywood is currently running at Watford Palace Theatre until 11 May 2024, and then plays HOME in Manchester from 15 to 25 May, followed by a UK tour to Hayes, Hornchurch, Wolverhampton, Bradford, Windsor, Coventry and Cardiff. The show is presented by Rifco Theatre Company (Britain’s Got Bhangra), known for celebrating and reflecting contemporary British Asian experiences, and follows Frankie as she is suddenly immersed in the world of Bollywood stardom, in a show about being British in Bollywood and exploring what it takes to get to the top. The musical takes inspiration from true stories of Brits in Bollywood, including the experiences of Rifco's writer and Artistic Director Pravesh Kumar, who has written and directed the show. The cast includes Laila Zaidi, Helen K Wint, Shakil Hussain, Gigi Zahir, Navin Kundra and Katie Stasi. The show has a concept and book by Pravesh Kumar, songs and music by Niraj Chag, and songs and lyrics by Tasha Taylor Johnson. Frankie Goes to Bollywood is a big, bold, romantic all-singing-all-dancing tale of heroes and villains, and the breath-taking spectacle of Bollywood. [ngg src="galleries" ids="1643" display="pro_horizontal_filmstrip"] Pravesh Kumar MBE said in a statement: “Frankie is a multi-layered piece of theatre. It offers a sumptuous British spin on the glorious stories of Bollywood; a breathtakingly colourful journey of romance, sweeping songs and vibrant dance, juxtaposed with exploration of the darker undercurrent within the culture. This is a celebration of everything glorious and spectacular about Bollywood and Indian culture while highlighting less-positive experiences women face. I wanted to highlight this issue, because it’s men’s responsibility to shine a light on sexism, and to call it out whenever and wherever they see it. I hope this show is a catalyst.Frankie Goes to Bollywood is both an ode, and a call to action. An ode to the films we grew up with - movies that brought us laughter and tears and belting our lungs out in the shower. It’s also a nudge to interrogate the culture we’ve grown up with, and come together to make it better, brighter, and ask important questions about the deeply ingrained sexism. We have been blown away by responses to the show - the pre-sales for our opening venue have been phenomenal to the point where Frankie has almost outsold presales for any other performance at Watford Palace Theatre. We are so excited to come to Southbank and continue meeting what is clearly pent-up demand for authentic South Asian theatre in the UK". https://youtu.be/7Dm6XA5v9DU Frankie Goes to Bollywood is playing the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London from 31 July to 18 August 2024. More about tickets to Frankie Goes to Bollywood at the Queen Elizabeth Hall London

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