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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Archive listings for East is East

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


Producer Octagon Theatre Bolton. Director Ben Occhipinti. Design Amanda Stoodley. Lighting Aideen Malone. Sound Kay Buckley. Sound Ben Occhipinti. Director Lesley Hutchison (movement director). Director Terry King (fight director). Director Jenkins McShane (casting director). Stage ManagerSophia Horrocks (deputy). Performer Kulvinder Ghir (George Khan). Performer Jane Hazlegrove (Ella). Performer Uzair Bhatti (Maneer). Performer Jatinder Chera (Saleem). Performer Shila Iqbal (Meenah). Performer Ralph Birtwell (Doctor/Mr Shah). Performer Akshay Gulati (Tariq). Performer Mitesh Soni (Abdul). Performer Claire Hackett (Auntie Annie). Performer Daniel Zahir (Sajit Khan - some dates). Performer Rohan Macleod (Sajit Khan - some dates).
15 Mar 18 to 14 Apr 18Octagon Theatre, Bolton :: V480
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Producer Northern Stage. Producer Nottingham Playhouse. Director Suba Das. Design Grace Smart. Costume Grace Smart. Lighting Prema Mehta. Director Meghan Doyle (assistant director). Sound Christopher Bartholomew. Director Lucy Cullingford (movement director). Director Ruth Cooper-Brown (fight director for RC-Annie Ltd). Director Rachel Bown-Williams (fight director for RC-Annie Ltd). Performer Vicky Entwistle (Ella Khan). Performer Judy Flynn (Auntie Annie). Performer Simon Rivers (Abdul Khan). Performer Kammy Darweish (George Khan). Performer Deven Modha (Maneer Khan). Performer Rez Kabir (Mr Shah). Performer Raj Bajaj (Saleem Khan). Performer Viraj Juneja (Sajit Khan). Performer Omar Malik (Tariq Khan).
25 May 17 to 10 Jun 17Playhouse, Nottingham :: V457
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18 Apr 17 to 13 May 17Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V568
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Producer Jamie Lloyd Productions. Director Sam Yates. Design Tom Scutt. Lighting Richard Howell. Sound Alex Baranowski. Music Alex Baranowski. Performer Pauline McLynn (Ella Khan). Performer Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan). Performer Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan). Performer Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie). Performer Adam Karim (Sajit Khan). Performer Assad Zaman (Saleem Khan). Performer Dharmesh Patel (Abdul Khan). Performer Salma Hoque (Meenah Khan). Performer Simon Nagra (George Khan). Performer Kammy Darweish (Mr Shah). Performer Sakuntala Ramanee (Mrs Shah).
21 Sep 15 to 26 Sep 15The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
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14 Sep 15 to 19 Sep 15Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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7 Sep 15 to 12 Sep 15Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
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31 Aug 15 to 5 Sep 15Alhambra Theatre, Bradford :: V965
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10 Aug 15 to 15 Aug 15Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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3 Aug 15 to 8 Aug 15Grand Opera House, York :: V957
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27 Jul 15 to 1 Aug 15Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
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20 Jul 15 to 25 Jul 15Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent :: V124
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13 Jul 15 to 18 Jul 15Princess Theatre, Torquay :: V900
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6 Jul 15 to 11 Jul 15Churchill Theatre, Bromley :: V302
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29 Jun 15 to 4 Jul 15New Victoria Theatre, Woking :: V709
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22 Jun 15 to 27 Jun 15Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury :: V1452754579
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11 Jun 15 to 20 Jun 15Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
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Producer Jamie Lloyd Productions. Director Sam Yates. Design Tom Scutt. Lighting Richard Howell. Music Alex Baranowski. Performer Jane Horrocks (Ella Khan). Performer Ayub Khan Din (George Khan). Performer Amit Shah (Abdul Khan). Performer Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan). Performer Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan). Performer Nathan Clarke (Saleem Khan). Performer Taj Atwal (Meenah Khan). Performer Michael Karim (Sajit Khan). Performer Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie). Performer Rani Moorthy (Mrs. Shah). Performer Hassani Shapi (Mr Shah/Doctor). Performer Ash Rizi. Performer Karl Seth. Performer Deepal Parmar. Performer Pamela Bennett (Ensemble).
26 Jan 15 to 31 Jan 15Opera House, Manchester :: V488
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19 Jan 15 to 24 Jan 15Richmond Theatre, Outer London :: V327
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14 Jan 15 to 17 Jan 15Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham :: V140
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4 Oct 14 to 3 Jan 15Trafalgar Theatre, West End :: V420
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Producer Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company. Director Iqbal Khan. Design Simon Higlett. Lighting Tim Mitchell. Performer Darren Kuppan. Performer Archie Lal. Performer Belinda Lang. Performer James McGlynn. Performer Anjli Mohindra. Performer Johndeep More. Performer Simon Nagra. Performer Chris Nayak. Performer Tom Reed. Performer Sue Wallace.
25 Sep 09 to 17 Oct 09Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham :: V143
listing details L820795473


Running time 2 hours including interval.Producer York Theatre Royal. Producer Octagon Theatre Bolton. Company Pilot Theatre. Director Damian Cruden. Design Laura McEwen. Lighting Ciaran Bagnall. Performer John Afzal. Performer Marc Anwar. Performer Damian Asher. Performer Janys Chambers. Performer Adam Deacon. Performer Davood Ghadami. Performer Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi. Performer Chris Nayak. Performer Sarah Parks. Performer Aftab Sachak.
21 Mar 06 to 1 Apr 06Haymarket Theatre, Leicester :: V431
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14 Mar 06 to 16 Mar 06The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
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7 Mar 06 to 11 Mar 06Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
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28 Feb 06 to 4 Mar 06The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
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21 Feb 06 to 25 Feb 06Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury :: V674
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13 Feb 06 to 18 Feb 06Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
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7 Feb 06 to 11 Feb 06Gala Theatre, Durham :: V0146218420
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31 Jan 06 to 4 Feb 06Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
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26 Jan 06 to 28 Jan 06Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee :: V596
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29 Nov 05 to 3 Dec 05His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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22 Nov 05 to 26 Nov 05The Hawth, Crawley :: V720
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27 Oct 05 to 19 Nov 05Octagon Theatre, Bolton :: V480
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18 Oct 05 to 22 Oct 05Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield :: V972
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11 Oct 05 to 15 Oct 05New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich :: V81
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19 Sep 05 to 8 Oct 05Theatre Royal, York :: V954
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Producer Royal Court.
17 Mar 06Royal Court - Jerwood Theatre, West End :: V411
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Producer New Vic. Director Natalie Wilson. Performer Marc Anwar (George Khan). Performer Susan Twist (Ella Khan). Performer Sartaj Garewal (Abdul Khan). Performer Avin Shah (Tariq Khan). Performer Gurpreet Singh (Maneer Khan). Performer Abhin Galeya (Saleem Khan). Performer Veejay Kaur (Meenah Khan). Performer Shane Zaza (Zajit Khan). Performer Mary-Ann Coburn (Auntie Annie). Performer Simon Nagra (Mrs Shah/Doctor).
9 May 03 to 31 May 03New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme :: V119
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Company Leicester Haymarket Theatre. Director Nona Shepphard. Design Marsha Roddy. Lighting Christine White. Performer Royce Ullah. Performer Joanne Howarth. Performer Barber Ali. Performer Damian Asher. Performer Ralph Birtwell. Performer Mathew Bose. Performer Sacha Dhawan. Performer Hazel Maycock. Performer Robert Mountford. Performer Neve Taylor.
30 Mar 01Town Hall, Loughborough :: V02111941779
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8 Mar 01 to 24 Mar 01Haymarket Theatre, Leicester :: V431
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Director Kristine Landon-Smith. Design Sue Mayes. Lighting Paul Taylor. Company Tamasha Theatre Company. Company Birmingham Rep.
26 Mar 97 to 26 Apr 97Duke of York's Theatre, West End :: V392
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26 Mar 97 to 24 May 97Duke of York's Theatre, West End :: V392
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5 Feb 97 to 8 Mar 97Theatre Royal Stratford East, Outer London :: V337
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25 Nov 96 to 7 Dec 96The Ambassadors Theatre, West End :: V382
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29 Oct 96 to 2 Nov 96Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
listing details L1202011241
8 Oct 96 to 26 Oct 96Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham :: V143
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Other listings

14 Mar 00The Playhouse, Harlow :: V40
listing details L1607734811
22 Feb 00 to 23 Feb 00Camberley Theatre (previously Artslink), Camberley :: V698
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15 Feb 00 to 16 Feb 00Corn Exchange, Newbury :: V732
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10 Dec 96 to 11 Dec 96Bristol Old Vic, Bristol :: V857
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