Casting Call: 'Bhangra Nation A New Musical' - Unveiling Opportunities for South Asian Talents at The Rep Birmingham!

Bhangra Nation: A New Musical - Calling all South Asian dancers, actors, and singers from the West Midlands!

Bhangra Nation: Calling all South Asian dancers, actors and singers from the West Midlands!


Calling all South Asian dancers, actors, and singers from the West Midlands! As we usher in 2024, a spectacular opportunity awaits you at The Rep Birmingham. The UK Premiere of “Bhangra Nation – A New Musical” is set to grace the stage, delivering a powerful and pulsating narrative of self-discovery. Are you ready to be a part of this electrifying production?


If you’re between the ages of 18 and 60 and have a strong background in dance styles such as Bhangra, Bollywood, Kathak, Hip-Hop, Ballet or Jazz, as well as proficiency in singing genres like Punjabi Folk, Bhangra, Ghazal, Musical Theatre, or Pop and you also bring acting experience to the table, The Rep is eager to connect with you! Present your exceptional talents by submitting your CV now with a recent headshot, and a short audition video (maximum 2 minutes) to Don’t forget to include your agent’s details or a spotlight link if applicable.


This casting call is your chance to become a vital part of a sensational production that celebrates the vibrant spirit of Bhangra and its rich cultural heritage. Join us in bringing “Bhangra Nation – A New Musical” to life and leave your mark on this dynamic journey of rhythm, identity, and celebration.


Get Ready to Groove at The Rep Birmingham with “Bhangra Nation – A New Musical!”

The Rep Birmingham is about to set the stage ablaze with the exhilarating UK Premiere of “Bhangra Nation.” Embrace a world where dance, identity, and passion seamlessly collide, as this extraordinary show takes the spotlight. Prepare to embark on an unforgettable voyage of self-discovery, artfully told through the dynamic art of competitive Bhangra dance.


Following the captivating stories of Mary and Preeti, two individuals whose paths diverge as their Bhangra team advances to Nationals, “Bhangra Nation – A New Musical” transforms the stage into a vibrant canvas. It beautifully fuses the vivacity of competitive Bhangra with the elegance of Indian and Western dance forms.

The book is by an exceptional team of international creatives, spearheaded by Tony Award-winning producer Mara Isaacs and Tom Kirdahy, this production pays homage to a diverse tapestry of Punjabi traditions.


Exploring the Dynamic Origins and Evolution of Bhangra

The origins of Bhangra are deeply rooted in the fertile fields and vibrant culture of Punjab, a region straddling the northern parts of India. Initially, Bhangra was a traditional folk dance performed during the harvest season, celebrating the yield of the agricultural crops and the joyous spirit of communal unity, with its lively footwork, energetic movements, and dhol music.


Over time, Bhangra evolved beyond its agricultural origins, finding its way into celebratory occasions like weddings, festivals, and social gatherings. As Punjabi communities migrated across the globe, particularly to the UK and North America, Bhangra underwent a fascinating transformation, embracing modern influences while retaining its rich cultural heritage. Today, Bhangra stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of a dance form that has traversed time and borders, enchanting audiences with its rhythmic allure and connecting generations through its vibrant history.


The Rep Birmingham: A Beacon of Artistic Excellence

At the heart of Birmingham’s cultural landscape, The Rep Birmingham stands as a beacon of creativity and artistic brilliance. With a storied history of presenting exceptional talent and ground-breaking productions, The Rep continues to enchant audiences with diverse and captivating performances. From thought-provoking plays to dazzling musicals, The Rep serves as a cultural hub, inviting you to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of live theatre. Step into The Rep Birmingham and prepare to be transported into a realm of imagination, emotion, and artistic marvel.


Bhangra Nation, the UK Premiere Musical at The Rep, Birmingham

Bhangra Nation A New Musical will run from February 17th to March 16th, 2024. The Rep Birmingham will host this pulsating and impactful narrative that promises to leave you spellbound. Secure your tickets at the venue box office and be prepared to be captivated by a show that will leave an indelible mark on your heart and soul.


Directed by: Stafford Arima


Choreographed by: Rujuta Vaidya


Music and Lyrics by: Sam Willmott.


Dates: Sat 17 Feb – Sat 16 Mar 2024 @ The Rep, Birmingham


Casting Submissions:


For further information see link to The Rep website here