• Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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Most Wanted comedy show by Vir Das

Vir Das

By: Eastern Eye

LIVE PERFORMANCE

MUMBAI MASALA
When: Until Sunday August 28
Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH
What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip sha­k­ing dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuis­i­ne.
www.proudcabaret.com

DILJIT DOSANJH
When: Saturday August 20; Friday August 26; and Sunday August 28
Where: Utilita Arena, King Edwards Rd, Birmingham B1 2AA; and First Direct Arena, Arena Way, Leeds LS2 8BY; and OVO Hydro, Exhibition Way, Stobcross Road, Glasgow G3 8YW
What: The Punjabi music superstar continues his UK tour and will perform his greatest hits with a full live band.
www.diljitdosanjh.co.uk

SAMSARA
When: Until Saturday August 20
Where: The Lyceum, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX
What: British-Indian dancer Aakash Odedra and Chinese dancer Hu Shenyuan team up for this moving contemporary dance duet, inspired by the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, which sees mythological storytelling bring East and West together.
www.eif.co.uk

TALVIN SINGH AND FRIENDS
When: Saturday August 20
Where: Curve Theatre, 60 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB
What: The internationally acclaimed British tabla maestro Talvin Singh and acclaimed guest musicians deliver a one-off performance. Aakash Odedra Company will be presenting a short dance performance before the show.
www.curveonline.co.uk

AMJAD ALI KHAN
When: Sunday August 21
Where: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Go­­­­­­re, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP
What: Legendary sarod master Ustad Amjad Ali Khan delivers a concert as part of this year’s Proms, with his music virtuoso sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash.
www.royalalberthall.com

KEM CHHE WITH BALI
When: Saturday August 27
Where: Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 2UE
What: Charity music concert headlined by Bali Brahmbhatt, Saira Khan, and Vinod Shinde, with all funds raised going to educate children in remote parts of India.
www.becktheatre.org.uk

JAZZY B AND THE BOYS
When: Saturday August 27 and Sunday August 28
Where: The City Pavilion, Collier Row Road, Dagenham RM5 2BH; and Asse­m­bly Leamington, Spencer Street, Royal Leamington Spa CV31 3NF
What: The Canadian bhangra star returns to the UK with a full live band and will deliver a high-energy performance powered by his greatest hits.
www.eventbrite.com

NEHA KAKKAR LIVE
When: Sunday August 28 and Monday August 29
Where: OVO Arena Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way, London HA9 0AA; and Utilita Arena, King Edwards Road, Birmingham B1 2AA.
What: The popular Indian singer returns with a full live band to perform her greatest hits and familiar classics in a family friendly show.
www.rockonmusicuk.com

USTAD ASHRAF SHARIF KHAN, SHAHBAZ HUSSAIN, AND FRIENDS – IN CONCERT
When: Sunday September 11
Where: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
What: Master sitar player Ashraf Sharif Khan and tabla maestro Shahbaz Hussain, along with special guests, will perform live on stage.
www.richmix.org.uk

THEATRE

LIFE OF PI
When: Until Sunday October 30
Where: Wyndham’s Theatre, 32-36 Ch­aring Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA
What: Theatre play based on Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name, which revolves around the sole human survivor of a shipwreck stuck on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, as they battle to survive an epic voyage across the ocean.
www.lifeofpionstage.com

COUNTING AND CRACKING
When: Friday August 19-Saturday August 27
Where: Birmingham Rep, 6 Centenary Square, Birmingham B1 2EP
What: Acclaimed theatre play following the journey of one Sri Lankan Australian family over four generations, from 1956 to 2004. The story featuring 19 performers from six different countries, also tells the tale of Sri Lanka post-independence and Australia as an immigrant nation.
www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

BEYOND BOLLYWOOD
When: Wednesday August 24-Saturday September 3
Where: Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HT
What: The popular show returns to the West End. It takes audiences on a journey through Indian culture, dance, and music, while presenting the vibrancy and beauty of Bollywood.
www.sadlerswells.com

MRS KAPOOR’S DAUGHTER’S WEDDING 2 MAURITIUS
When: Saturday September 10-Sunday September 11, and Saturday September 24-Sunday September 25
Where: Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 2UE
What: Fun-filled follow-up to popular theatre play Mrs Kapoor’s Daughter’s Wedding, which sees the dysfunctional family planning a destination wedding.
www.becktheatre.org.uk

COMEDY

VIR DAS: WANTED
When: Until Sunday August 28
Where: Pleasance Beneath, Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ
What: Acclaimed Indian stand-up comedian Vir Das brings his brand-new laughter-filled show to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe festival and confronts important social issues head-on.
www.edfringe.com

SUNIL PATEL: FASTER HORSES
When: Until Sunday August 28
Where: Monkey Barrel Comedy, 9-12 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QR
What: British comedy star Sunil Patel presents his stand-up show at this ye­a­r’s Edinburgh Fringe festival, where he discusses everything from crypto br­os to his own failed business enterprises.
www.edfringe.com

KAI SAMRA: NATIVE
When: Until Sunday August 28
Where: Pleasance Dome, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AL
What: Following his critically acclaimed Soho Theatre Live Amazon comedy special, award-winning comedian Kai Samra returns with a brand-new stand-up show about race, class, immigration, youth homelessness, India, and more 2010 indie-rock bands.
www.edfringe.com

PAUL SINHA: ONE SINHA LIFETIME
When: Until Sunday August 28
Where: New Town Theatre, Free maso­ns Hall, 96 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DH
What: Popular comedian Paul Sinha returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with a hilarious show filled with surprises, which demonstrates that Parkinson’s hasn’t robbed him of his ability to do stand-up, but enhanced it.
www.edfringe.com

DESI CENTRAL COMEDY SHOW
When: Friday September 2
Where: Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 2UE
What: Laughter-filled comedy show featuring stand-up talents Firuz Ozari, Sukh Ojla, Kane Brown, Eshaan Akbar, and Tommy Sandhu.
www.becktheatre.org.uk

CLASSES

FREE BHARATNATYAM CLASSES
When: Wednesdays August 24, 31 and Thursdays August 25
Where: Gamgee House, 2 Darnley Road, Birmingham B16 8TE
What: The Consulate General of India in Birmingham is organising free and weekly dance classes on its premises. Participants need to register beforehand and will be allocated places on a first come first serve basis.
www.eventbrite.com

BOLLYWOOD DANCE CLASS
When: Saturdays August 20, 27
Where: CRATE, 35 Saint James Street, London E17 7FY
What: Fun Bollywood dance class foc­using on movement and mindfulness.
www.eventbrite.com

FULL DAY SIMPLE INDIAN COOKERY COURSE
When: Saturday September 10
Where: Hounslow, London
What: A trip to the local Indian shop to learn about ingredients will be followed by a practical hands-on cooking course learning how to make a variety of Indian dishes.
www.cookingwithmonisha.com

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