Raunaq & Jassi a new musical inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet premiered in Mumbai on November 29th, 2019.
India’s veteran theatre director, Feroz Abbas Khan has set the tale of the star-crossed lovers from rival families in 1950’s Punjab. Raunaq & Jassi explores the long-standing feud between warring families the Jagirdars and Chaudharys.
Featuring eleven songs of traditional Punjabi folk music and including two original compositions with lyrics in Hindi performed live by the cast of thirty.
Script and original lyrics are by Iqbal Raj, music by composer Piyush Kanojia, choreography by Mayuri Upadhya and costumes by fashion designer Manish Malhotra.
Theatre set design is by Fali Unwalla, award-winning Broadway lighting designer David Lander and John Narun projection design.