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East Is East

A co-production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre

By Ayub Khan Din

7 to 30 October 2021
Running Time: approx. 2 hours 20 mins incl. a 20-min interval

East Is East

The 25th anniversary production.

Salford, 1971.

George Khan wants to raise his family in the traditional Pakistani way, but his children have other ideas. Abdul and Tariq aren't ready to be married off, Saleem is pushing artistic boundaries, Meenah's skirt is too short and Sajit just wants to hide in his parka.

As relations reach breaking point, their English mother, Ella, is torn between her loyalty to George and the happiness of her children.

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Ayub Khan Din’s much-loved comedy drama, adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film, reopened the Lyttelton theatre as part of a 25th anniversary tour, directed by Iqbal Khan.

We can’t wait to welcome you for live performances

We're proud to be See It Safely approved by Official London Theatre, so you can feel confident and safe knowing that staff, artists and audiences are COVID-secure based on the latest government guidelines.

You can also rest assured that our theatres and public areas are well ventilated and undergo enhanced cleaning between every show.

Please note that government expects and recommends that people should continue to wear face coverings in settings such as theatres, to protect themselves and others. If you are exempt, we would appreciate you advising front-of-house staff on arrival.​

Learn more about the ways we are welcoming audiences back safely

Please note: this production features flashing lights, violence, racially offensive language and some other strong language.

Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund
 

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5 star rating

A magnificent revival of a culture-clash classic. An explosion of a show.

Guardian
4 star rating

A happy 25th birthday for Ayub Khan-Din’s comedy.

The Times
4 star rating

Bitterly and wickedly funny – has much to say to audiences of 2021 as it did 25 years ago.

WhatsOnStage
4 star rating

Lively and engaging

The Stage

East is East Ticket prices

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£86, £66, £56, £46, £36, £20
Friday & Saturday eves
£89, £69, £59, £49, £39, £20
Previews
£67, £47,  £38, £30, £25, £20

Cast

Hamzah Aftab
Understudy Maneer/Saleem/Doctor/Mr Shah
Hamzah Aftab
Sara Faraj
Understudy Meenah/Sajit
Sara Faraj
Irvine Iqbal
Mr Shah/Dr
Irvine Iqbal
Emma Keele
Understudy Ella/Auntie Annie
Emma Keele
Noah Manzoor
Sajit
Noah Manzoor
Assad Zaman
Abdul
Assad Zaman

Production team

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