"I'm going back to where my heart was light,
When my pillow was a ship I sailed through the night.
The journey home is never too long,
When open arms are waiting there."
When Don received a phone call from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s wife, suggesting ‘I think you should meet this boy Rahman, and see how you two get on together’, he knew that a Bollywood project was in the wind, and was curious to meet the man Lloyd Webber called a ‘melodic genius’.
Six weeks after a shakey start in the West End, Bombay Dreams hit it’s stride. ‘It became so finely drilled, now it runs like a dream,’ says Don. ‘Runs’ is the operative word, since it is still going strong and in a depressed West End it has been one of the few success stories.