THE World premiere production of Dishoom! by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti is set to be staged at the Oldham Coliseum from Tuesday, October 2 until Saturday, October 13.

The play by the Rifco Theatre Company includes cast members Elijah Baker (Mark), Seema Bowri (Bibi), Georgia Burnell (Donna), Omar Ibrahi (Dad), Gurkiran Kaur (Baljit) and James Mace (Keith) and Bilal Khan (Simon).

It is set the in the summer of 1978 when 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.

Featuring music from the smash hit Bollywood film Sholay, this comedy drama follows Simon and his friends as they find their inner superhero and set out to change the world together.

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti has written extensively for stage, screen and radio. Her first play Behsharam (Shameless) broke box office records at Soho Theatre and the Birmingham Rep.

Artistic director of Rifco Theatre Company Pravesh Kumar directs Dishoom. He started the company in 1999 to make a different kind of theatre for a community that could not see themselves represented on English stages.

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