East Is East

Trafalgar Studio One, London
East Is East
Trafalgar Studio One, London
Our Review 4 / 5

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.

Opening date |
4th October 2014
Available until |
3rd January 2015
Categories |
By Ayub Khan Din
Sam Yates

Trafalgar Studio One Venue Information

Trafalgar Studio One, 14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

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Our Review of East Is East


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

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