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The Merchants of Bollywood

Posted on January 17, 2014

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web-g gill-0731 for landscapeThe Merchants of Bollywood returns to the West End’s Peacock Theatre from January 28 to February 15, 2014, featuring new choreography and high-energy Bollywood hits.

With a cast of over 40 talented performers, The Merchants of Bollywood charts the history of the world’s largest film industry and the dynasty of the stars that have lit its way. Written and directed by Toby Gough, and produced by Mark Brady, the show draws inspiration from the Merchant family, who for generations have been Bollywood’s leading figures in film-making, music and choreography.

The show includes music by award-winning duo Salim and Sulaiman Merchant and dance scenes choreographed by one of Bollywood’s top young choreographers, Vaibhavi Merchant.

Already seen by over two million people in more than 1,000 performances worldwide, this show plays homage to the world of Bollywood cinema. Book online at or call 0844 412 4322. There will be free post-show Bollywood classes for ticket holders on Tuesdays (except January 28).

Words: Sophie Warner

Photograph: G Gill 


Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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