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Rifco nominated for two awards

Rifco nominated for two awards

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.

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British Asian Festival - January 2016

British Asian Festival - January 2016

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.

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Call for Pitches

Call for Pitches

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. 

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The Deranged Marriage returns

The Deranged Marriage returns

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.

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Rifco are hiring - Various roles

Rifco are hiring - Various roles

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

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Rifco to join Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme

Rifco to join Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme

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.

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New show - Happy Birthday Sunita

New show - Happy Birthday Sunita

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.

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Rifco selected for Creative People and Places

Rifco selected for Creative People and Places

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.

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British Asian Film Festival

British Asian Film Festival

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.

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MummyJi Presents - Performers announced

MummyJi Presents - Performers announced

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.

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Talent search for MummyJi Presents

Talent search for MummyJi Presents

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.

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Break The Floorboards at Alchemy Festival, Southbank

Break The Floorboards at Alchemy Festival, Southbank

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.

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In memoriam: Rashid Karapiet

In memoriam: Rashid Karapiet

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.

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New Executive Director

New Executive Director

Friday, 8 March, 2013

Theatre Company Rifco Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Bryan Savery as Executive Director.

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New show - Break The Floorboards

New show - Break The Floorboards

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.

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A tribute to Sophiya Haque

A tribute to Sophiya Haque

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.

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Join our board

Join our board

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.

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Casting Call - Break the Floorboards

Casting Call - Break the Floorboards

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.

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MummyJi Presents… Talent showcase

MummyJi Presents… Talent showcase

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.

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We are looking for Arts Ambassadors!

We are looking for Arts Ambassadors!

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!

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BGB Programmes!

BGB Programmes!

Monday, 28 November, 2011

Did you forget to buy a programme for Britain’s Got Bhangra? Don’t worry,  you can buy one direct from us for £2 including P&P. Email us at info@rifcoarts.com

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Great Review from Sylhet Times!

Great Review from Sylhet Times!

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.

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Review from the British Theatre Guide

Review from the British Theatre Guide

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....

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Pauline Flannery reviews BGB!

Pauline Flannery reviews BGB!

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.

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5 STAR REVIEWS!!

5 STAR REVIEWS!!

Thursday, 29 September, 2011

Britain’s Got Bhangra is Remixed and Remastered and already getting 5 star reviews! 

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