The stage adaption based on Deborah Moggach’s bestselling novel which inspired the BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated film will open at Richmond Theatre on Tuesday, 30th August 2022.

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Simon Friend Entertainment has announced that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has been adapted for the stage and will embark on a UK tour next year, directed by Lucy Bailey.

After opening at Richmond Theatre, the production will then tour to Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield; Theatre Royal, Brighton; Theatre Royal, Glasgow; Theatre Royal, Newcastle; Hall for Cornwall, Truro; Churchill Theatre, Bromley; Theatre Royal, Norwich; Curve, Leicester; The Lowry, Salford and the New Victoria Theatre, Woking before concluding at Theatre Royal, Bath next December. Dates for 2023 have yet to be announced.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel takes us on a journey to India with an eclectic group of British retirees as they embark on a new life. The luxury residence is far from the opulence they were promised, but as their lives begin to intertwine and they embrace the vibrancy of modern-day India, they are charmed in unexpected and life-changing ways.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a joyous, feel-good comedy about taking risks, finding love and embracing second chances, even in the most surprising of places.

Based on Deborah Moggach’s 2004 novel These Foolish Things, the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (directed by John Madden) saw its UK theatrical release in 2012.

Talking about the news, Deborah Moggach said: “I’m so thrilled that my characters are stepping into a new life on the stage. They’ve been waiting impatiently for the curtain to rise, and none of them is getting any younger. So welcome again to the Marigold Hotel! We’re assembling an amazing cast, so I hope they bring you plenty of laughs and some warm sparks of recognition.”

Full casting and creative team behind the production has yet to be announced.

To keep up to date with all the latest information about the show visit: https://marigoldshow.com/