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Archive listings for East is East (2021)

Work type: Play.

The 25th Anniversary Production - T905597671

Producer National Theatre. Producer Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Director Iqbal Khan. Design Bretta Gerecke. Costume Susan Kulkami. Director Rachel Bown-Williams (fight director for RC-Annie Ltd). Director Ruth Cooper-Brown (fight director for RC-Annie Ltd). Music Felix Dubs. Sound Jon Nicholls. Other Abu Lumb (vocal coach). Performer Hamzah Aftab (Understudy Maneer / Saleem / Doctor / Mr Shah). Performer Sara Faraj (Understudy Meenah / Sajit). Performer Amy-Leigh Hickman (Meenah). Performer Irvine Iqbal (Mr Shah / Dr). Performer Tony Jayawardena (George). Performer Adonis Jenieco (Saleem). Performer Emma Keele (Understudy Ella / Auntie Annie). Performer Rachel Lumberg (Annie). Performer Noah Manzoor (Sajit). Performer Joeravar Sangha (Maneer). Performer Gurjeet Singh (Tariq). Performer Sophie Stanton (Ella). Performer Assad Zaman (Abdul).
3 Nov 21 to 6 Nov 21Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester :: V719
listing details L1650404314
7 Oct 21 to 30 Oct 21Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L0195206082


East is East archiveThe story focuses on an Anglo - Pakistani family in 1970's Salford. It's a time of long hair, glam rock and flares. Chip shop owner, George Khan, wants his children to keep their culture and tradition but his kids want to be part of the modern world. The boys want disco music, the latest fashions and girls; Sajit wants to live in his parka and Meena doesn't want to wear saris. Their Dad is insisting on arranged marriages, dutiful children and respect, while their English Mum wants to give the kids space and to keep the peace - which is where the trouble starts. East is East is the hilarious result of two cultures colliding. This touching comedy was a hugely successful stage play and later made into the enormous international smash hit film. Winner of 1997 Writers' Guild Best West End Play award.


Author: Ayub Khan-Din

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