was a show performed by the University College London Sri Lankan
Society on Friday 28 January and Saturday 29 January 2005 at the Bloomsbury Theatre
and was directed by Pam Kangeyan, Thushan Dias, Marcus Ranney and Shaun Fernando.
Loosely based on the theatre
production Bombay Dreams
, Colombo Dreams
was a hit romantic comedy
grossing almost £6,000 which went to charities in aid of the Indian Ocean Tsunami
relief effort in Sri Lanka
. Based around the play were several contemporary and traditional dances, as well as classical orchestra, performed by members of the UCL Sri Lankan Society.
Pushpakumar Pitiyapolgodagoonetillekeratneupersirisekera is just an ordinary schoolboy growing up in the remote village of Bambalasuriyaville, Sri Lanka
. Like all country boys his age, when he is not at school, and when he is not getting up to mischief with his best friend, and secret admirer, Samanthi, he is obliged to help his family out on their small subsistence farm. But Pushpa is like no ordinary boy - he rejects the calls for him to go to medical school and make a life for himself... instead, Pushpa believes his haphazard, almost comic, acting skills will find him fame and fortune in the thriving(!) Sri Lankan movie industry. His chance to show his talent and make it big finally comes along when a little-known Indian director, Asoka Choudary, comes to town to find talent for his latest production - Lagaanic
- a period drama
depicting the... Read More