17 May 2017
14 April 2017
We've been busy in rehearsals for Miss Meena & the Masala Queens.
11 April 2017
The ALW Foundation has awarded £30,000 funding over three years to Rifco.
27 February 2017
Rifco are delighted and honoured to announce new patrons - Shabana Azmi, Nitin Ganatra, Andy Kumar, Asifa Lahore, Amrit Maghera and Manjinder Virk.
24 February 2017
Rifco are offering up to six artists the opportunity to create a new piece of work. Six small commissions will be granted to British Asian artists and creatives both early in their career and mid-career to support them to create a new piece of work or a new concept.
14 February 2017
Rifco Artistic Director Pravesh Kumar today announces full casting for his production of the world première of Miss Meena & the Masala Queens, written by Harvey Virdi.
28 November 2016
Rifco have published five comedy sketches by young British Asian writers on online arts platform Canvas.
23 November 2016
Rifco and Watford Palace Theatre in association with Warwick Arts Centre present Miss Meena & the Masala Queens
20 September 2016
Rifco are pleased to announce that the company has been nominated for Best Stage Production for Laila The Musical and Best Live Event for the British Asian Festival at this year’s Asian Media Awards.
1 August 2016
Call out for young British Asian Comedy Writers or Writer-performers!
7 July 2016
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9 June 2016
Rifco today announces the appointment of Jenny Roberts as its new Executive Director.
30 March 2016
It's been a busy few weeks in rehearsals for Laila - The Musical.
20 March 2016
It's been a busy few weeks in rehearsals for Laila - The Musical.
11 February 2016
Rifco Artistic Director Pravesh Kumar today announces the full cast for the world première of Laila: The Musical.
27 November 2015
Rifco and Watford Palace Theatre present 3 days celebrating the diverse talents and achievements within British Asian arts and culture from Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd January, 2016.
9 November 2015
Rifco, Watford Palace Theatre and Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch present Laila - The Musical.
5 November 2015
Rifco have been working with The Woodville and the British Asian community in Gravesend to develop new work with emerging artist Sukh Ojla.
28 September 2015
Rifco and Watford Palace Theatre's production Happy Birthday Sunita has been selected as a finalist for in the Best Stage Production category at this year's Asian Media Awards.
18 September 2015
28 August 2015
Theatre Company Rifco, are offering 5 seed commissions to British Asian artists both emerging and mid career to support them to create a piece of work.
Thursday, 7 May, 2015
Last week, The Deranged Marriage opened at Watford Palace Theatre with sold-out performances and amazing audience reviews.
Monday, 20 April, 2015
The rehearsal room is abuzz with preparations for The Deranged Marriage. Lines are being rehearsed and dance moves mastered. Here's a look behind the scenes:
Friday, 20 March, 2015
Rifco and Watford Palace Theatre are pleased to announce the cast for their upcoming production The Deranged Marraige.
Monday, 2 March, 2015
Rifco are pleased to announce their smash-hit show The Deranged Marriage will return for its 10th anniversary in April 2015 with a new cast and updated script.
Monday, 19 January, 2015
Rifco are looking for exceptional individuals to join the company at this incredibly exciting time of growth, development and international business.
- GENERAL MANAGER
- PROJECT MANAGER
- BUSINESS PLANNING CONSULTANT
- PRODUCTION STAFF - CSM, DSM & ASM/WARDROBE
Friday, 19 September, 2014
If you came to see the show - here's a bonus scene just for you!
Friday, 12 September, 2014
Take a look behind the scenes of Happy Birthday Sunita.
Friday, 5 September, 2014
This November, the funny and loveable MummyJi is heading to Birmingham, to continue on her mission to discover even more up-and-coming talent.
Friday, 22 August, 2014
Starring Shabana Azmi, Ameet Chana, Russell Floyd, Clara Indrani & Goldy Notay.
Monday, 7 July, 2014
Rifco is one of eleven theatre companies in ten cities across the UK – including Newcastle, Birmingham, Liverpool and Salisbury - to join up with the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (RTYDS), the UK's longest running and most influential training scheme for young directors. RTYDS launched the careers of Ken Loach, Trevor Nunn, Vicky Featherstone and Rupert Goold to name but a few, and now kicks off its new programme for 2014.
Thursday, 3 July, 2014
Rifco and Watford Palace Theatre are pleased to announce our next production, family comedy drama - Happy Birthday Sunita, which is set to tour this autumn.
Tuesday, 17 June, 2014
Arts Council England has today announced three successful applications to the Creative people and places programme, which is designed to empower communities to take the lead in shaping local arts provision.
Monday, 31 March, 2014
We are looking for 5 people to be in the poster of our new British Asian family show which is opening September 2014!
Friday, 31 January, 2014
Rifco and Watford Palace Theatre present a weekend of the very best British Asian cinema, with film screenings, exclusive talks and special guests including Meera Syal, Gurinder Chadha and Harvey Virdi - Friday 28 February to Sunday 2 March.
Friday, 1 November, 2013
Hundreds of guests gathered on Thursday, October 31st for the first Asian Media Awards, amid a glittering ceremony at the Hilton Deansgate, Manchester.
Friday, 11 October, 2013
There will be singing, dancing, poetry and beatboxing as Rifco and Watford Palace Theatre bring back the humorous and loveable MummyJi to host an evening of entertainment and comedy this Diwali.
Tuesday, 1 October, 2013
Rifco and Watford Palace Theatre are very pleased to announce that comedy dance drama Break The Floorboards is a finalist for Best Live Event at the inaugural Asian Media Awards.
Monday, 29 July, 2013
This Diwali, MummyJi returns to the stage to bring you more talent and entertainment!
Rifco and Watford Palace Theatre, the team that brought you the award-winning musical Britain’s Got Bhangra and dance drama Break The Floorboards, once again bring you the hilarious variety show MummyJi Presents.
Thursday, 9 May, 2013
On Wednesday 8th May, a guest and press night was held at Watford Palace Theatre for the new show Break The Floorboards.
Monday, 29 April, 2013
Here's a look behind the scenes of our new comedy dance drama - Break The Floorboards.
Monday, 15 April, 2013
Alchemy is an annual festival of music, dance, literature, design and debate from India, the UK and South Asia taking place at Southbank, London. Rifco Arts and Watford Palace Theatre are delighted to be part of it this year.
Wednesday, 3 April, 2013
Rifco Arts are very saddened to learn of our friend's passing and we would like to pass on our deepest sympathy to Rashid's family and friends.
Tuesday, 2 April, 2013
Rehearsals have started and we are pleased to announce the cast for our new production with Watford Palace Theatre - Break The Floorboards.
Friday, 8 March, 2013
Theatre Company Rifco Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Bryan Savery as Executive Director.
Monday, 25 February, 2013
From the award-winning producers that brought you the 2011 smash hit musical 'Britain's Got Bhangra', Rifco Arts and Watford Palace Theatre present Break The Floorboards - a new dance drama.
Tuesday, 5 February, 2013
On 17th January 2013, we lost a dear friend and talented actress - Sophiya Haque. Rifco Arts have put together a tribute for Sophiya who played Shinde in the 2010 production Britain's Got Bhangra.
Monday, 28 January, 2013
Rifco are seeking innovative and passionate Board Members to join their team. The Board are a team of professionals who supervise and advocate for the company and its mission.
Monday, 7 January, 2013
We are looking for Actors with EXCELLENT DANCE ABILITY and PHYSICAL THEATRE SKILLS, and Dancers with good acting ability. We are especially interested in meeting actors and dancers with urban dance and Bollywood dance skills.
Thursday, 5 April, 2012
Rifco Arts and Watford Palace Theatre are proud to present ‘MummyJi Presents’ an innovative digital project to be streamed on The Space – a new collaboration between the BBC and the Arts Council England from July through to October 2012.
Tuesday, 21 February, 2012
Are you involved in your local community, have a passion for the arts, or have an interest in pursuing a career in marketing or the arts? Then this is perfect for you!
Monday, 28 November, 2011
Friday, 11 November, 2011
The Audience Loved it. We Loved it – It’s on for the rest of the week – go see it! It’s awesome. Fun, Sad, Uplifting, Silly, everything a Musical should be. All the classic elements of the musical are there: Like “An American in Paris” where the guy from the small town with big talent who “gotta dance” is drawn to the big city to earn fame an fortune, the setbacks and betrayals and tragedy along the way, fame and humility lost but then re-won with gained wisdom and newly regained heart. In this case the “small town” is a village in India where the hero starts out; “the guy” is a man born to sing and the big city is London, England.
Thursday, 3 November, 2011
Monday, 17 October, 2011
Review by Felicity Turner (2011) - “What the hell is Bhangra?” sings Jason – our British born, half Jamaican, half Indian hero. I confess – I have no idea either. But in Rifco Arts’ brilliantly hilarious musical, Britain’s Got Bhangra, which plays at the Hackney Empire on the fourth leg of its country-wide tour, it doesn’t matter....
Monday, 17 October, 2011
Pauline Flannery reviews Rifco Arts’ touring production of Britain’s Got Bhangra at Hackney Empire Theatre.
One of the biggest Bhangra companies over the last decades has been Golden Star UK whose singer Malkit was born in the Punjab in 1963. It seems too much of a coincidence not to assume that the lead character ‘Twinkle’ in Britain’s Got Bhangra is in some way inspired by him.
Thursday, 29 September, 2011
Britain’s Got Bhangra is Remixed and Remastered and already getting 5 star reviews!