Bend It Like Beckham, Phoenix Theatre

Bend-It-Like-Beckham-The-Musical-Photo-by-Ellie-KurttzWomen’s football, immigration and multiculturalism: Gurinder Chadha’s new musical couldn’t be more pertinent, right? Well, yes and no. Like her original film, writer/director Chadha keeps the action in 2002, meaning there’s no UKIP, no IS and no FIFA meltdown. Threats to happiness are mainly domestic in scale and easily overcome. It’s a rigorously feelgood time capsule.

Read my full Dance Today review here

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