East is East to return to Brum after 25 years

Wednesday 04th August 2021 12:30 EDT

A new revival of the classic play East is East is to return to Birmingham 25 years after premiering at the city’s Repertory Theatre in 1996. Since then, East is East has sold out three London runs, been adapted into a BAFTA award-winning film and become a modern classic of comic drama.  

The play is set in 1971 in Salford where fish-and-chip owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, increasingly see themselves as British and start to reject their father’s rules on dress, food, religion, and living in general. 

East is East is a play by Ayub Khan-Din, first produced by Tamasha Theatre Company in co-production with the Royal Court and Birmingham REP. The play runs at the Birmingham REP between 4th – 25th September 2021. For tickets and more information visit www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

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