Taj Express, an uplifting show full of colour, high-energy music and sensational dance scenes, is coming to Birmingham next month.
Projecting the kaleidoscopic colours of India, Taj Express follows the story of one man’s passion and another man’s genius. Young composer Shankar struggles with his music, and it’s only when he begins to follow in the footsteps of his idol, Oscar winner A. R. Rahman that he discovers his path to success. The production reveals the secrets of the world’s most prolific film industry, and people behind the screen who make the magic in India’s factory of dreams.
Taj Express blends explosive dance with the hits of India’s most iconic composers and is brought to life by the stars of Bollywood cinema and its greatest musicians live on stage and includes an unforgettable soundtrack featuring the songs of A.R. Rahman, composer of Danny Boyle’s 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire. The productionfollows on from the success of The Merchants of Bollywood and Wah! Wah! Girls. The dances are choreographed by one of Bollywood’s top young choreographers, Vaibhavi Merchant and directed by her sister Shruti Merchant. The pair were part of the creative team behind The Merchants of Bollywood, based on the life of their grandfather Shri Hiralalji and Vaibhavi herself.
As director of Taj Express, Shruti aims to give audiences a true flavour of India and entertain and enthral audiences of all ages across the world. Taj Express visits Birmingham Hippodrome from Tues 11 – Sat 15 Sept. For more information visit www.birminghamhippodrome.com