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Iconic Coronation Street actress RULA LENSKA is coming to New Zealand to reprise her role as Madge in the stage production of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Live on Stage.
The exciting news coincides with a further announcement that due to popular demand, a second and final week of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Live on Stage has been added to the Auckland season that now runs 23 April to 5 May. 

In a moment of spontaneity, Rula’s character Madge Hardcastle (played by Celia Imrie in the movie) leaves her daughter’s home where she’s supposed to be babysitting, suddenly choosing to find a rich husband at the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in modern Bangalore.
Madge joins a motley crew of elderly Brits who have grown disillusioned with their own country and decide they want a change. Half of them have been widowed and are lost in the wilderness of their twilight years, trying to find a new meaning to their lives.

They don’t want to inconvenience their families and feel invisible in the country of their birth, which has become a place they no longer recognise.

So they are outsourced to a new “residential hotel” in India – which is far cheaper for the state and less hassle for their families. What they don’t realise is that the Best Exotic Marigold Hotelwill change their lives forever.

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