Six happy people wearing summer holiday outfits while standing on a balcony. They are all wearing marigold garlands around their necks and two are holding wine glasses.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

  • Venue

    St James Theatre

First, it was a bestselling book, then a blockbuster movie. Now ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ is a smash-hit stage adaption. The beloved story is a joyous comedy about taking risks, finding love and embracing second chances, even in the most surprising of places.

Described as “comedy gold”, the story revolves around a motley crew of elderly Brits who have grown disillusioned with their own country and decide they want a change. They don’t want to inconvenience their families and feel invisible in the country of their birth, so they move to a new “residential hotel” in India. The Marigold Hotel ends up changing their lives forever.

The cast includes New Zealand actors like Helen Moulder and Cathy Downes plus some surprise additions from the UK show. ‘Coronation Street’ regular Rula Lenska is flying over to reprise her role as Madge. Rula is an iconic actress and has appeared in British film, television, and theatre since the 1970s.

The production promises to be a truly heart-warming experience.

A scene from the Best Marigold Hotel stage show in the United Kingdom. Two people are dancing on stage, while 6 people stand around watching and clapping.

A scene from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel stage show, UK tour in 2020.