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
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
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.
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!
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: