Based on the Sunday Times bestseller which inspired one of this century’s most treasured films, 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, they are charmed in unexpected and life-changing ways.
Colin Richmond’s striking set simultaneously present inside and outside spaces at the run-down colonial home turned hotel. Inside, passageways and staircases surround a central reception area. Outside, lush green plants and delicate fairy lights create an oasis of old-world Indian charm in a courtyard garden. The attention to detail is impressive and immersive, right down to the hum of traffic and echoing call to prayer audible in the distance.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a joyous comedy play about taking risks, finding love, and embracing second chances, even in the most surprising of places. Direct from the UK, this heartwarming play will have its New Zealand premiere season at The Civic in April 2024 for a strictly limited season.
Get ready for the journey of a lifetime!