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Cast announcement for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Theatre Royal Plymouth are delighted to announce that much-loved comedy actress Belinda Lang (ITV’s Second Thoughts; BBC 1’s 2point4 Children), Graham Seed, best known for his award-winning long-running performance as Nigel Pargetter in BBC Radio 4’s The Archers and Paola Dionisotti (HBO’s Game of Thrones, Florence Foster Jenkins and ITV’s Harbour Lights) will complete the company of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on the record-breaking tour’s second leg, coming to TRP from 18 – 22 April.

They will join previously revealed stage and screen stars Paul Nicholas (Jesus Christ Superstar, BBC 1’s Just Good Friends, Eastenders, The Real Marigold Hotel) and Tessa Peake-Jones (Raquel in BBC 1’s Only Fools and Horses, ITV’s Grantchester) in Deborah Moggach’s celebrated show.

Belinda Lang is set to star as Madge, Graham Seed as Norman, Tessa Peake-Jones as Evelyn and Paola Dionisotti as Dorothy. Paul Nicholas continues in his role as Douglas from Tuesday 28 February 2023 when the play opens at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.

They join Tiran Aakel (The Kite Runner, UK and Dubai Tour; Umm Kalthoum and The Golden Era, Dubai Opera House) who performs as Mr Gupta, Eileen Battye (The King and I, London Palladium; Barnum, Victoria Palace) as Jean; Rekha John-Cheriyan as Mrs Kapoor (Kerbs, Tomb Raider, Dream Horse); Paola Dionisotti (HBO’s Game of Thrones, Florence Foster Jenkins and ITV’s Harbour Lights) as Dorothy; Harmage Singh Kalirai (Mischief Night, A Very British Coup) as Jimmy; Shila Iqbal (East Is East, Octagon Theatre; Eaten by Lions); as Sahani, Kerena Jagpal (Mismatch and Twitch, Birmingham Rep; Circle Game, Southwalk Playhouse) as Kamila, Nishad More (King Lear, Royal Shakespeare Company) as Sonny Kapoor; Marlene Sidaway (ITV’s Coronation Street, BBC 1’s Pride and Prejudice) as Muriel; Anant Varman (who makes his professional UK stage debut with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as Mohan and Adam Morris (Dial M for Murder and The Messiah, UK Tours); Julie Wood (Brave New World, Harrogate Theatre) who join the company as male and female understudies.