It's not just a play, it's a musical. About a famous Indian. Not just any famous person, but this Indian
The idea is campy but who cares?.
The director, who goes by the name Sabyasachi Deb Burman, (no, not this S.D. Burman, the real musical genius) appears to be doing something right: a thousand people were in attendance on the opening night, according to the BBC story. A thousand people! This great actor could kill for such an opening night probably.