The classic British-Asian comedy takes the stage and is touring the country
After a successful running at The Trafalgar Studios in London, Ayub Khan Din’s critically acclaimed culture clashing play East Is East, revolving around his own Muslim family life set in the 1970’s Britain, will be performed across the country in multiple towns and cities, with a fresh cast lined up including award winning comedy actress Pauline McLynn as Ella Khan and Simon Nagra as the one and only George Khan. Other new talent taking on the roles of the Khan siblings include Adam Karim as Sajit Khan, Assad Zaman as Saleem Khan, Dharmesh Patel as Abdul Khan, Salma Hoque as Meenah Khan, along with original West End cast members Ashley Kumar as Tariq Khan and Darren Kuppan as Maneer Khan.
The tour began on 11th June and has seen a grand response from audiences all over the UK. You will be taken on an emotional journey, from laughing out loud at those all-important hilarious moments taken from the original movie, to having a gulp in your throat at the poignant parts of the story, which have been depicted fantastically on stage and focusses on the relationships abit deeper than the film.
For those of you who have yet to catch the production, the remaining tour dates are:
Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury (22-27 June)
New Victoria Theatre, Woking (29 June-4 July)
Churchill Theatre, Bromley (6-11 July)
Princess Theatre, Torquay (13-18 July)
Regent Theatre, Stoke (20-25 July)
Theatre Royal, Nottingham (27 July-1 August)
Grand Opera House, York (3-8 August)
Theatre Royal, Glasgow (10-15 August)
The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford (31 August-5 September)
Sheffield Lyceum (7 September-12 September)
Bath Theatre Royal (14 September-19 September)
Oxford Playhouse (21-26 September)