The brand new site specific production will play at the Dishoom Kensington from the 27th November until the 11th December.
Inspired by the book Taj Mahal Foxtrot by Naresh Fernandes and directed by Eduard Lewis, Night at the Bombay Roxy is the new immersive experience from Swamp Studios.
Night at the Bombay Roxy is an Indian noir inspired by the art deco world of 1940’s Bombay and will feature a live jazz band.
Bombay, 1949 It is a close and heavy monsoon night on Marine Lines. Despite the weather, there is a jostling of people outside the Bombay Roxy. The club didn’t always have this pull or indeed its current reputation. The man behind the reinvention is the charismatic Cyrus Irani, whose name was once synonymous with Bombay’s racketeers, with murky allegiances, and with police escorts to Arthur Road Jail. But now Cyrus fully intends to put the Bombay underworld behind him. And his new venture, the Bombay Roxy, might just be his redemption.
Shamil Thakrar, Dishoom Co-Founder and Creative Producer of Night at the Bombay Roxy, says: “I’m delighted that we are supporting these hugely talented young artists to bring to life an immersive theatrical adventure that is inspired by two of my personal cultural obsessions – jazz and Bombay. The jazz scene in Bombay in the 1940s is one of those undiscovered treasure-chests of treats, and I can’t wait to see and hear and feel it brought to life in this new show. The fact that it will all be happening in our new Dishoom in the beautiful Barkers of Kensington makes it even more exciting.”
The show will see a talented ensemble of actors and musicians transporting the audience to the opening night of the Bombay Roxy, a café and jazz club housed within a former Art Deco cinema set in Bombay, 1949. The performance will be matched with a lavish dining experience. Audience members will be greeted with welcome cocktails, and then will feast on a menu of classic Bombay dishes as the performance unfolds.
For more information and to book tickets for the experience visit: http://nightatthebombayroxy.com/