Preview: Bombay Superstar, MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton

Preview: Bombay Superstar, MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton

Bombay Superstar  is a brand-new musical about love and betrayal in the golden age of Bollywood cinema, and it’s coming to MAST Mayflower Studios from Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 November.

Bombay Superstar is the 50th show from Phizzical, who create bold, adventurous work which brings new perspectives to South Asian stories, challenges the status quo, and empowers the next generation of artists and theatre makers.

Laila, a blooming starlet, is romanced by the dashing hero Sikandar in the 1970s, where they star in blockbuster musicals where heroes wear their hearts on their sleeves and rescue beautiful damsels from the clutches of villains who pave the mean streets of Bombay with gold.

Laila and Sikandar’s passion is ignited secretly between the pop and disco numbers. Soon the boundaries between what is real and what is imaginary start to blur.

When the deceit is unmasked, the intensity of their emotions threatens to burn everything in the city of hope and dreams. Will there be a happily ever after for the star crossed lovers?

Bombay Superstar is written and directed by the master of authentic Bollywood inspired work, Sâmir Bhamra, who is also the Artistic Director of Phizzical Productions.

“I’m a child of the 70s and 80s, and no matter what challenges life brought, when my heroes came onto the big screen, I could escape and be carefree,” explains Sâmir.

“Often, we all sat round a VCR watching films as a family – it brought people together in the same way that theatre does, and this has been missing for many people in the last few years.

“With Bombay Superstar I’ve re-created this happy era of bell bottoms and sparkly sarees with live music, soaring singing to the heights and a story that pulls on your every emotion, in a show that guarantees joy, a great occasion to get together with family and friends and full-on Paisa Vasool! (worth every penny).”

Set to a soundtrack of iconic Bollywood songs from the 70s and 80s, with a cast of 11, live music and vibrant costumes,  Bombay Superstar brings the riot of colour, music, romance, and drama from the Bollywood big screen vividly to life on stage.

Bombay Superstar is delivered in English and sung in Hindi with subtitles.

Tickets for Bombay Superstar (15 – 19 November) are on sale at or 02380 711811.