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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 pulled torn between her loyalty to George and the happiness of her children.

Ayub Khan Din’s much-loved comedy drama, adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film, reopens 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.

Here are some helpful points to remember when booking tickets and planning your visit:

  • All performances of East Is East will be sold at full seating capacities.
  • You will be allocated one of five separate arrival groups, indicated when you select tickets.
  • In advance of your visit, you will receive an email with your specific arrival time.
  • 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


Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund

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Member booking from Tuesday 20 July
Public booking opens at midday on Friday 30 July

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Ticket prices

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

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