Taj ExpressDuration 2h20

Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2A 2HT

Sadler’s Wells presents the UK premiere of Taj Express, visiting The Peacock from Film City, Mumbai after a smash hit, sell-out tour of America, transporting the kaleidoscopic colours of India into the heart of London’s West End.

Taj Express follows the story of ones 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, A.R. Rahman that he discovers his path to success. The production reveals the secrets of the world's most prolific film industry, and the 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 Oscar winner A.R. Rahman, composer of Danny Boyle’s 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire. The production follows on from the success of The Merchants Of Bollywood and Wah! Wah! Girls.

With a cast of multi-talented performers, Taj Express is an uplifting show full of colour, high-energy music and sensational dance scenes choreographed by one of Bollywood’s top young choreographers, Vaibhavi Merchant and directed by her sister Shruti Merchant. 

Please note Early Bird discounted tickets are available for tickets purchased before 21 May 2017.

Cast & Creatives

Director
Shruti Merchant
Music by
A.R. Rahman
Choreographer
Vaibhavi Merchant

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Peacock Theatre

Address
Portugal Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2A 2HT
Telephone
020 7863 8222
Official site
Nearest tube
Holborn (250m) Temple (300m)
Nearest bus
1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 501, 505, 521, X68
Parking

1 bay for blue badge holders in Portugal Street. On-street parking around Lincoln’s Inn Fields after 18:30. 24-hour car park at Parker Street.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7863 8222 / Minicom: 020 7863 8015 / Web: www.sadlerswells.com/access (information only) / Email: tickets@sadlerswells.com (enquiries only)
Discounts
Discounts available for all disabled theatregoers who join the Access For All scheme. For more information call or write using the above details or email access@sadlerswells.com.
Limited mobility
Seats J1-17 and J23-29, B1-4 and B20-23, C22, D7, D23, E8 and E24 all have good leg room.
Access description
Main entrance is on Portugal Street. 4 steps to foyer through double doors opening outwards. Box Office straight ahead. 22 steps down then 7 up to Dress Circle (2 steps between rows). 44 steps to Stalls. Steps have handrails and highlights.
Hearing impaired
Infra-red system.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs allowed inside auditorium and staff available to dog-sit if needed.
Wheelchairs
No steps through the Admin. doorway on Kingsway - ask an usher to take you round. A portable ramp will be placed over 3 steps inside the entrance. Auditorium entrance along corridor and to left. 2 spaces for wheelchair users at back of Dress Circle. Companions can sit in same row. Transfer seating available to aisle seats. Wheelchairs stored in AV room.
Toilets
Men’s and women’s off the bars.
Disabled toilets
No adapted toilet.
Bars
2 licensed bars. Drinks brought to disabled customers in plastic cups. 22 steps down to Dress Circle bar from foyer - moveable chairs and tables. 44 steps to Stalls bar.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens