East is East is set in the early 70s, was written in the 80s and released as a film in the mid 90s. And yet it’s remarkable how little it has dated. Since the film was released we have seen 9/11, the ‘War on Terror’ and the rise of the Islamic State. meaning questions of identity amongst British Muslims are as important and relevant as ever.
CLICK FOR EAST IS EAST TOUR DATES BELOW SPECIAL OFFER FOR BRITISHTHEATRE.COM Premium tickets £25 Band A £20 Band B £15 Valid Mon – Thurs only Following a successful run in the West End as part of the Trafalgar Transformed season, East Is east is set to tour the UK. Pakistani chip-shop owner George Khan – ‘Genghis’ to his kids – is determined to give his children a strict Muslim upbringing against the unforgiving backdrop of 1970s Salford. Household tension reaches breaking point as their long-suffering English mother, Ella, gets caught in the cross fire – her loyalties divided between her marriage and the free will of her children. Starring award-winning screen icon Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless and EastEnders) as Ella and a host of the finest British acting talent as the remainder of the Khan family and friends, this long awaited revival of Ayub Khan Din’s modern comedy classic promises to be unmissable. EAST IS EAST UK TOUR 2015 Thurs … Read more
East is East isn’t the searing feast of theatricality you might expect from Lloyd, but the hallmarks and flourishes of his Trafalgar Transformed season are plentiful. The worn, retro couches on set – contaminated by years of family life – inhabit the Khan home like relics, and designer Richard Howell’s lighting subtly divides the cramped and chaotic home allowing for intimate conversations to be drawn into focus.