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 by Sam Yates, not Lloyd himself, so it is also good to see this creative initiative stretching... Read more
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.