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East Is East

Lyttelton Theatre, National, London
East Is East
Lyttelton Theatre, National, London

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.

The 25th anniversary production of East is East is at the National Theatre from October 2021.

Previews from |
7th October 2021
Opening date |
8th October 2021
Closes |
30th October 2021
Categories |
Ayub Khan Din
Iqbal Khan
Bretta Gerecke
Jon Nicholls
Bretta Gerecke
Susan Kulkarni
Cast list:
Tony Jayawardena, Sophie Stanton, Amy-Leigh Hickman, Irvine Iqbal, Adonis Jenieco, Rachel Lumberg, Noah Manzoor, Joeravar Sangha, Gurjeet Singh, Assad Zaman

Lyttelton Theatre, National Venue Information

Lyttelton Theatre, National, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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Photo credit: Tony Jayawardena (Ben Broomfield)
Tony Jayawardena to star in ‘East is East’ revival at National Theatre
Tuesday, 27 July, 2021, 12:54
The full cast for the upcoming 25th anniversary revival of East is East at the National Theatre has been announced. East is East is at the Lyttleton Theatre from 7 - 30 October, running as part of the reopening season at the Southbank venue. Set in 1970s Salford, East is East follows George Khan, a Pakistani chip-shop owner who is determined to raise his kids in accordance with Islamic values in England. At the same time, George’s English wife, Ella, is stuck between...
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