Oldham's joyful return to stage

Published: 29 August 2021
Reporter: David Upton

Maanuv Thiara

Oldham Coliseum marks a joyful return to the stage with Tanika Gupta’s "heart-warming" comedy Love N Stuff.

It runs from September 16 to October 2, followed by a tour to Watford Palace Theatre (October 5–9) and Sheffield Crucible Theatre Studio (October 13–16).

Bindi and Mansoor were star-crossed lovers and now they’re everyone’s favourite couple. They’ve been happily married for years and have built a great life for themselves in the UK. But something’s not right; Mansoor’s decided to move back to India and is waiting in the departure lounge! Bindi’s hatched a plan to get him to stay and half the neighbourhood are involved.

The characters were first introduced in Gupta’s British Bollywood musical Wah! Wah! Girls in 2012 and proved so popular that a new play was commissioned, premièring at Theatre Royal Stratford East the following year.

Komal Amin plays Bindi with Maanuv Thiara as Mansoor. They also play 13 other characters including a streetsmart teenager, a hippy and a Scottish policewoman.