Laila the Musical

University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

The most romantic story of love and fate

Is this the story that inspired Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet?

From the creators of the award-winning Britain’s Got Bhangra (People’s Favourite Musical — Off West End Awards). Written and directed by Pravesh Kumar, with music by Sumeet Chopra and lyrics by Dougal Irvine.

Laila takes shelter from a raging storm in an old bookshop, where she chances upon a book with her name on it. She is compelled to open the book and is consumed by the story — Laila finds herself in an old story and on a new journey…

From the Persian deserts, the bittersweet story of star-crossed lovers Laila and Majnu has been passed down through verse and song over centuries. The story of young love and feuding families is given a modern musical twist, taking you across the sands of time. Will love or fate prevail?

Laila is a contemporary retelling of the tale of Laila Majnu, with a transcending sufi pop soundtrack and an incredible set.

“Laila: The Musical is a joyful experience, a genuinely strong new musical that deserves to be played up and down the country” ★★★★ What’s On Stage

“In every heart there is an inclination to love her. Her tresses are like the night, and her name is Layli.” Nizami Ganjavi (Circa 1192)

Writer/Director Pravesh Kumar
Music by Sumeet Chopra
Lyrics by Dougal Irvine

Cast

Qays Reece Bahia
Abba Ravin J Ganatra
Laila Mona Goodwin
Atif Kush Khanna
Tabrez Sami Lamine
Zeenat Sheena Patel
Ensemble – Vedi Roy
Father Shin
Ensemble – Yinka Williams

Sufi Singer – Asif Raza
Indian Percussion – Sunil Kalyan
Guitars – Pammi Saib
Drums & Dholak – Vikaash Sankadecha

Creatives

Book by Pravesh Kumar
Music by Sumeet Chopra
Lyrics by Dougal Irvine

Director – Pravesh Kumar
Designer – Libby Watson
Costume Designer – Andy Kumar
Lighting Designer – Philip Gladwell
Sound Designer – Ben Harrison
Movement Director – Cressida Carré
Musical Director, Orchestration and Arrangements – Benjamin Holder
Indian Orchestration and Arrangements – Sumeet Chopra
Casting Director – Debbie O’Brien
Puppets Designed and Made by Matthew Robins

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