Break The Floorboards Bollywood style

Break The Floorboards. Photo by Manuel Harlan.
Break The Floorboards. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

Break The Floorboards is a new dance comedy drama from Rifco Arts and Watford Palace Theatre that is a little like Billy Elliot Bollywood-style.

Fusing the enthralling dance styles of Bollywood and Street, this is a story about Zain, a teenage Muslim boy. All Zain wants to do is dance, but a disapproving family, peer pressure, his two left feet and an impending fascist march are all getting in his way.

A chance meeting with Sophie, a young dancer, ignites hope but can he really escape the grim reality of his recession-hit hometown and turn his life into the glittering world of his Bollywood fantasies.

Break The Floorboards is Rifco Arts’ first full dance project, having previously delighted audiences with hit musicals and dramas such as the award-winning Britain’s Got Bhangra, The Deranged Marriage, There’s Something About Simmy and MummyJi Presents. This new show explores the fusion of vibrant Bollywood and energetic Street dance styles, whilst presenting a glimpse into the complexities of growing up in a multicultural society.

The production is directed by Pravesh Kumar, artistic director of Rifco Arts and the talent behind their hit shows Britain’s Got Bhangra, The Deranged Marriage, Where’s My Desi Soulmate?

The cast includes Daniel Uppal (Flashdance, Thriller); Carrie Baxter (The Nymph, Boat 13); Alim Jayda (Britain’s Got Bhangra, Annie The Musical); Sheena Patel (Britain’s Got Bhangra, Wah! Wah! Girls) and emerging talents Nathan Clarke and Stuart Vincent.

Break The Floorboards runs at Watford Palace Theatre until May 11 before embarking on a UK wide tour.

For tickets call the box office or go online