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Laila - The Musical

Real Love Stories Never End...

From the creators of the award-winning Britain’s Got Bhangra (People’s Favourite Musical – Off West End Awards), comes a new contemporary musical, retelling the greatest love story from the east - Laila Majnu.

Laila takes shelter from a raging storm in an old bookshop, where she chances upon a book with her name on it.  She is compelled to open the book and is consumed by the story - Laila finds herself in an old story and on a new journey…

From the Persian deserts, the bittersweet story of star-crossed lovers Laila and Majnu, has been passed down through verse and song over centuries. The story of young love and feuding families is given a modern musical twist, taking you across the sands of time. Will love or fate prevail?

'In every heart there is an inclination to love her. Her tresses are like the night, and her name is Layli.' Nizami Ganjavi (Circa 1192)

Co-produced by Rifco, Watford Palace Theatre and Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch.