The show’s producers claim that the show is closing because one of its stars, Gayatria Iyer, has to leave the U.K. and return to India. It’s the latest in a line of short runs at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre (relatively brief encounters there in recent years have included Bat Boy, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Peggy Sue Got Married). The Far Pavilions is based on M. M. Kaye’s novel and tells the story of a British officer in Northern India who falls for an Indian princess. It is set in the years between the 1857 Sepoy Uprisings and the Second Afghan War.
The show is by Philip Henderson and Stephen Clark, produced by Michael E. Ward. Gale Edwards directed the staging with designs by Lez Brotherston and choreography by John Cameron. Alongside Iyer, the cast includes Hadley Fraser, Dianne Pilkington, Kulvinder Ghir and David Burt.
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