Andy de la Tour (Plenty, Notting Hill), Marlene Sidaway (ITV’s Coronation Street, BBC 1’s Pride and Prejudice) and Rekha John-Cheriyan (Kerbs, Tomb Raider, Dream Horse) join the cast of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel when it works. It will begin its first tour this Autumn, coming to Theater Royal Brighton from Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 September 2022.
They join renowned stars of stage and screen Hayley Mills (Pollyanna, The Parent Trap, Whistle Down the Wind) and Paul Nicholas (Jesus Christ Superstar, BBC 1’s Just Good Friends, Eastenders) and Rula Lenska ( ITV’s Rock Follies, Coronation Street. , Channel 4’s Celebrity Big Brother) in this wonderful story of love and adventure that shows the latest productions today.
The play was written by Deborah Moggach who adapted her bestselling 2004’s These Foolish Things for the stage, which first inspired the BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated film. The beloved story will be brought to life on stage when it visits the Royal Brighton Theater this September and will be directed by Lucy Bailey (Oleanna, UK Tour & West End); Gaslight, UK Tour; Evidence for the Claimant, London’s County Hall).
Medea and the Celebration (Almeida Theatre); People and No Man’s Land (National Theatre); Blue Heart (Orange Tree Theatre); The Last Yankee (Print Room) and Ey Down Your Cross (Hampstead Theatre). Film includes Ann Boleyn, Star Wars: Rogue One, Le Confessioni, Dough, Oliver Twist, 44″ Chest and Asylum. Television includes Strike, Good Omens, Victoria, Nighty Night, Waking the Dead, Casualty.
Rekha John-Cheriyan’s theater credits include Curbs (UK Tour); Soldier On (UK Tour) and Beyond Shame (Derby Theatre). The film includes Polite Society, Dream Horse, Tomb Raider and Little English. TV includes The Full Monty, The Undeclared War, and Hollyoaks.
Marlene Sidaway trained at East 15 Acting School. His theater credits include Tapestry (Milton Keynes); The Birds (Hen & Chickens Theatre); Under the Blue Rinse (Park Theatre); Returning to Haifa (Finborough); Talking Heads, Joy and the Crucible(West Yorkshire Playhouse); Woman in the Van (Salisbury); Daughter in Law and Macbeth (Sheffield Crucible Theatre); The Enchantment and A Prayer for Owen Meany (National Theatre); The Madness of Esme and Shaz (Court); Love Love (Hampstead Theatre); Uncle Vanya (Ruam Pai); Kenny Morgan (Arcola); Kiss Me Like You Mean It (Soho Theatre); Joking Apart and Lady of Letters (Scarborough) and we always have Paris(Sonning). The film includes: Hallelujah; Me and Orson Wells and Anna Karenina. TV includes: Light; Holby City; In the long run; Pride & Criticism; Purple Road; Doc Martin; Wallander; Ready You are Mr McGill; Holby town and the smell of death.
Based on the Sunday Times bestseller that inspired one of the greatest films of this century, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel takes us on a journey to India with an eclectic group of British holidaymakers as they embark on a new life. The luxury hotel is a far cry from the opulence they were promised, but as their lives begin to blend in and embrace the modern Indian culture, they are drawn to the ways unexpected and life-changing.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a fun and exciting adventure about taking risks, finding love, and accepting second chances, even in the most surprising places.
The film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (directed by John Madden) saw its UK theatrical release in 2012. Within two weeks of its cinematic release, the film topped the UK Box Office and became popular worldwide as one of the highest grossing films of 2012 in Australia and New Zealand in addition to the United Kingdom.
The film’s ensemble cast includes Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilson, Tom Wilkinson, Celie Imrie, and Ronald Pickup – with Dev Patel as the owner of the hotel. very. for ‘the old and beautiful’ – shed light on issues such as the outsourcing of care and NHS care, the complexity of family relationships around the world, love, compassion, and friendship in our night years.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is produced by Simon Friend, Jenny King, Trafalgar Entertainment, and Gavin Kalin.
Get ready for the trip of a lifetime.