East Is East

Trafalgar Studio One
West End

Cast includes Jane Horrocks 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.

By Ayub Khan Din
Sam Yates
East Is East Schedule
Opening date: 
Saturday, 4 October, 2014
Booking to: 
Saturday, 3 January, 2015
14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

Our Review

It's wonderful to see Ayun Khan-Din's play East is East, originally premiered at the Royal Court in 1997 and subsequently made into a feature film in 1999, emerge as a contemporary classic that is fully deserving of a West End revival now.

It is being staged as part of the Trafalgar Transformed season, presented under the auspices of Jamie Lloyd Productions. But it is directed this time... Read more

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