Bollywood Nights

ALISON CROOSE King's Lynn Corn Exchange


Spectacular is a big bold word applied to this show which tarnished the venue's reputation for quality.

Sadly "amazing variety spectacular" turned out to be a bogus claim for a variety show which unashamedly cashed in on the Bollywood craze.

I was not alone in feeling very disappointed. Some left at the interval. Many summer seaside shows are far more entertaining than what was billed as "a Vegas style spectacular".

It was not a fair representation of the Asian entertainment being enjoyed so widely. There was some nice Indian dance, but five dancers don't make a spectacle, especially when accompanied by enchanting Indian music on tape.

Kevin Sherwani was a rather unfunny comedian upstaged by illusionist Ricki Martyn.

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The recreation of the Bollywood signature song Shava Shava, featuring Pialy Malik, came closer to the evening's theme but, ironically in this "East meets West" entertainment, the high spot was singer VJK's chance to sing swing, notably Sinatra's "The Lady is a Tramp.

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