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East is East

East is East

Show Times

Tue
02/05/17
Wed
03/05/17
Thu
04/05/17
Fri
05/05/17
Sat
06/05/17
Sun
07/05/17
Mon
08/05/17
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Times shown are subject to change.
Please check with the theatre for updates.

TUE 18 APR - SAT 13 MAY, 7.30pm

SAT 29 APR, WED 3, SAT 6, WED 10 and SAT 13 MAY, 2pm
Straight from work performance TUE 2 MAY, 6pm

Tickets:
Tue - Fri eves & Sat Matinees: £25 | £20.50 | £15.50
Sat eves £26 | £20.50 | £15.50
Students & Under 21s £13
Previews (Tue 18 - Wed 19 Apr) all tickets £15.50

East is East production shots

East is East production shots

East is East production shots


A Northern Stage and Nottingham Playhouse co-production 
By Ayub Khan-Din
Directed by Suba Das

★★★★ The Times
"Das strikes a fine balance between comedy and drama that feels distinct from the film’s farcical tone, and is all the more engaging for the director’s understated approach."

"Cracking stuff. Don’t miss it." British Theatre Guide

★★★★ The Stage 
"Impressively energetic and meticulously staged revival of a contemporary classic"

A brand new production of the Olivier Award-winning comedy that went on to become a BAFTA-winning film sensation.

Chip shop owner George has his work cut out as head of the Khan household.

Back in George’s homeland Pakistan, a father rules the house; but in 1970s Salford, as Britain evolves and rebels, his teenage children are proving quite the challenge.

Sajit still has his ‘tickle-tackle’ and refuses to take his parka off. Saleem is meant to be studying engineering but is in fact drawing nude women as part of a Foundation Art course. And Abdul and Tariq are doing everything they can to avoid marrying the wealthy Mr Shah’s… hefty… daughters.

Amidst chain smoking and rounds of tea, George’s English wife Ella tries to keep the peace between the man she loves and the children who are desperately trying to find their own way in a rapidly changing world.

Will Sajit ever come out of the coal shed? Can curry powder really hide the smell of contraband bacon? And what has really happened to George and Ella's eldest son, Nazir?

This modern comedy classic shares the joy, chaos and love of family life.

East is East production shots

What our audiences are saying...

"Thought it was a fabulous performance the acting, the directing, the set, the story!""East is East was one of the best performances we have seen at Northern Stage"

"The performance was excellent. The timing, the comedy and the serious parts were very good. One minute you were laughing and the next minute you were crying.""Brilliant production and excellent acting from all the cast."

On the twittersphere...

@brownjason42@VickyEntwistle #EastisEast Top quality show and top quality performances last night @northernstage. Loved it. Go see it everyone!!

@owzy69@VickyEntwistle @northernstage absolutely fantastic show tonight everyone !! Wanted to whoop and wail but a were in front row

@davidhopper88#EastisEast @northernstage what an awsome revival!

East is East production shots

Post show discussion: Tue 2 May

Running time: Approx 2 hours 30 mins (including interval)

Recommended Age 14+

Director Suba Das and the East is East cast enjoy a trip out to Westgate Fish and Grill. See more photos


Praise for the East is East script:

"Brilliantly alive in its verbal comedy"  The Independent

"One of the great pleasures of the play is the way, whatever your cultural background, it tells the truth about family life and the way that love and hate are bound together." The Guardian

"Spikily amusing...bittersweet observations on the contradictions inherent in bringing Pakistani culture to the shivering streets of Salford." Time Out

Local director Suba Das shares his vision for the play in Living North here, and in our video interview: 

 

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Accessible Performances

Captioned performance 
Thu 11 May, 7.30pm
British Sign Language performance
Fri 12 May, 7.30pm
Touch tour
Touch Tour
Sat 13 May, 12.30pm

Audio Described performance
Sat 13 May, 2pm

To find out more about Accessibility at Northern Stage, click here.

Cast and Creative Team

CAST
See photos of the cast on flickr 

JUDY FLYNN
Auntie Annie

SIMON RIVERS
Abdul Khan

VICKY ENTWISTLE
Ella Khan

KAMMY DARWEISH
George Khan

DEVEN MODHA
Maneer Khan 

SABRINA SANDHU
Meenah Khan

REZ KABIR
Mr Shah

RAJ BAJAJ
Saleem Khan

VIRAJ JUNEJA
Sajit Khan

OMAR MALIK
Tariq Khan

CREATIVE TEAM

SUBA DAS
Director

GRACE SMART
Set & Costumer Designer

PREMA MEHTA
Lighting Designer

MEGHAN DOYLE
Assistant Director

CHRISTOPHER BARTHOLOMEW 
Sound Designer 

LUCY CULLINGFORD 
Movement Director

RUTH COOPER-BROWN & RACHEL BOWN-WILLIAMS OF RC-ANNIE LTD
Fight Directors

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