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About East Is East

Written by and starring Ayub Khan Din (My Beautiful Laundrette, East is East) alongside multi-award winning Jane Horrocks (Sunshine on Leith, Little Voice, Life is Sweet, Absolutely Fabulous).

An hilarious modern classic about growing up in multiracial England. Pakistani chip-shop owner George Khan (Ayub Khan Din) 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 (Jane Horrocks), gets caught in the cross fire – her loyalties divided between her marriage and the free will of her children.

"Fierce, funny, affecting. A play with guts, wit and a big, beating heart" - **** The Times

"Brilliantly alive.  A great night out" - **** The Independent

"Great humour and real theatrical exuberance" - **** The Guardian

"Jane Horrocks is excellent" - The Observer