Brand new Bollywood show brings romance and comedy to the artsdepot in North Finchley.

The production is inspired by classic Indian cinema, and revels in the shared dramatic heritage between the UK and India, as well as contemporary British Asian influences

Writer, director and costume designer for the show, Samir Bhamra, says: “Bollywood is widely perceived to be a low-brow art-form that requires no skill. Not only is it - in my experience - the hardest art form to crack, but it shares more than people realise with the classical Western arts.

“Bollywood would not exist if it were not for Shakespeare being presented in British India, and soon adapted into local languages for the wider communities. Both traditions teach us valuable lessons about people and life, and that’s why they continue to connect so well.”

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Having lived in London for 14 years, the character Dr Katrina Pawar is summoned to her ancestral home, the shabby and un-chic Lakshman Villa, for her younger brother’s wedding.

Sensing an opportunity to finally make a match for their last unmarried child during the festivities, Katrina’s parents search for a potential suitor for their quick-witted and resolute daughter.

artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, N12 0GA, until Saturday, July 8. Details: 020 8369 5454