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13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9FT

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Closed June 3, 2023

So welcome again to the Marigold Hotel! We're assembling an amazing cast, so I hope they bring you plenty of laughs and some warm sparks of recognition

Deborah Moggach

Why See The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel?


The beloved movie comes to the stage!

Starring Hayley Mills, Paul Nicholas and Paul Wilcox

Depart on the journey of a lifetime with this brand new stage adaptation of Deborah Moggach's best-selling novel and much-loved film, coming to stages across the UK in 2022. The charming story of a group of retirees, who decide to spend their twilight years in the titular Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in India, expect a heartwarming, romantic, and humorous evening as the play follows the ups and downs of the group as they adapt to their new lives!

Based on Moggach's best-seller These Foolish Things, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was released in 2011, starring Judi Dench, Celia Imrie, Bill Nighy, Ronald Pickup, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, and Penelope Wilton. An instant success, it was one of the top-selling British films of the year and birthed a sequel, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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Opening night: 20 May 2023

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You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

Cast and Creative


Hayley Mills as Evelyn
Paul Nicholas as Douglas
Rula Lenska as Madge
Tiran Aakel as Mr Gupta
Richenda Carey as Dorothy
Rekha John-Cheriyan as Mrs Kapoor
Andy de la Tour as Norman
Shila Iqbal as Sahani 
Kerena Jagpal as Kamila
Harmage Singh Kalirai as Jimmy
Sally Knyvette as Muriel
Anant Varman as Mohan
Adam Morris and Julie Wood as male and female understudies 


Directed by Lucy Bailey
Costume and set design by Colin Richmond
Lighting Design by Oli Fenwick
Sound design by Mic Pool
Composer Kuljit Bhamra
Casting directed by Ginny Schiller CDG

What you thought

49 reviews, average rating: (2.5 Stars)

2.5 star rating

Edward: “Superb! ”

Joyous, heartwarming story - beautifully cast and acted. You will come... more

Rebecca : “Very good”

Cast was excellent and funny. more

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