Ahead of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel brightening up our stage from Tues 13 - Sat 17 June, we sat down with award-winning writer Deborah Moggach to get the inside scoop before you watch the show.

Based on the Sunday Times bestseller which inspired one of this century’s most treasured films, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel takes us on a journey to India with an eclectic group of British retirees as they embark on a new life.

We caught up with writer Deborah Moggach to tell us more about this joyous comedy about taking risks, finding love and embracing second chances, even in the most surprising of places.

What can audiences expect when they come to see the show?
I hope they’ll have a lot of fun and identify things in the play that they’re experiencing or have experienced themselves, then go away happier and uplifted. Hopefully they’ll be full of vim about maybe having another adventure.

Are there surprises in store for people who know your book These Foolish Things and the film based on it?
Oh yes, there are. I’ve adapted it from the novel and it’s quite a different creature to both the book and the film. There are the same characters, the same dilapidated hotel and all of that, but it’s a very different experience on stage.