Mr Man is quite lovely sometimes and lately he has really shined. Sure, flowers might not always arrive when I’d like but he knows when I just want bun thit nuong from the local Vietnamese for dinner instead of halloumi and salad, and when I’d rather watch the Lion King than some silly man film (Piranha 3D anyone?). Somehow he managed to get us tickets to the opening night of Wah! Wah! Girls at Stratford’s Theatre Royal. It had been showing at Sadler’s Wells in May/June to rave reviews so we were really excited to see it in the East End.
We went last week for Opening Night and had a fantastic evening, so much fun.
Here’s the press blurb:
Essentially this is meant to be East London meets Bollywood and is a “passionate and playful story complete with love, villains and lots of laughs, inspired by the Mujra dancers, who for generations have entertained the rich and powerful with a spellbinding mix of dance and song.”
Fittingly, it’s set against a background of the East End in 2012 and draws audiences into the world of the modern British-Asian community.
And a video of the making of it:
We had such a fun night; loved the Bollywood super dramatic scenes and the laughter. We both came out with massive grins on our faces and basically, I very highly recommend you go. It’s probably not for those used to sleek West-End productions, but has a nice reality about it with fantastic up and coming performers.
The theatre is just down the road from Stratford Station/Westfield and feels quite plush inside. They have a great bar there and reasonably comfy seats (which help!). Tickets range from £8 to £24, which I think is very reasonable, and will show until 29 September. Get in quick though as I think tickets will sell out fast.