East Is East, the classic comic family drama of the British-Asian experience, will open at the National Theatre from the 7th October. Currently playing at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and will transfer to the National Theatre from 7th – 30th October and Chichester Festival Theatre from 1st – 6th November.
Written by Ayub Khan Din and directed by Iqbal Khan the smash-hit-comedy-drama celebrates its 25th anniversary. Since premiering at Birmingham Rep Theatre in 1996, East is East has sold out three London runs and adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film. George Khan wants to raise his family the proper Pakistani way but hasn’t counted on the distractions of 70s Salford. Abdul and Tariq aren’t ready to be married off, Saleem is pushing artistic boundaries, Meenah’s skirt is too short and Sajit just wants to hide in his parka. Can mum Ella keep the family together?
The cast includes Amy-Leigh Hickman as Meenah; Irvine Iqbal as Mr Shah/Dr; Tony Jayawardena as George; Adonis Jenieco as Saleem; Rachel Lumberg as Annie; Noah Manzoor as Sajit; Joeravar Sangha as Maneer; Gurjeet Singh as Tariq; Sophie Stanton as Ella and Assad Zaman as Abdul.
7th – 30th October 2021
Chichester Festival Theatre
1st – 6th November