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How To Make A Killing In Bollywood (NLP Theatre Company)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

I think it’s vital to acknowledge that calling this performance a comedy is a bit of stretch, though perhaps it could just about be considered a black comedy. This isn’t because of a lack of talent or weak material, but because the production quickly escalates from a light-hearted drama about dreams of Bollywood to something much darker. Nevertheless, in terms of dramatic license, this production really delivers. Crude, crass and comical, at least to begin with, the portrayal of Indian, Pakistani and Scottish stereotypes is done in a manner that is enlightening yet entertaining.  The cast showcases immense talent in comedy, drama and dance – this is a promising insight into the future of Scottish theatre.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 26 Aug (not 10, 11), 3.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Mairi McNicol]