⭐ EAST IS EAST – 25TH ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION – CAST ANNOUNCED ⭐
Full casting for the 25th anniversary production of East Is East has been announced.
The cast will include 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.
Since premiering on The REP’s stage in 1996, 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 and the smash-hit comedy-drama now returns home for its 25th anniversary.
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 full creative team has also been announced, with the previously announced Director Iqbal Khan being joined by Bretta Gerecke (Set, Projection and Lighting Design), Susan Kulkarni (Costume Design), Felix Dubs (Composer), Jon Nicholls (Sound Design), Stuart Burt CDG (Casting), Natasha Kathi-Chandra (Associate Director) and Max White (Video Associate).
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 Repertory Theatre.
East Is East will play the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, running from 4th – 25th September, before reopening the National Theatre’s Lyttelton Theatre, where it runs from 7th – 30th October 2021.
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Tickets & more info – https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/east-is-east.html