East is East Cast Confirmed

  |  Published: May 12th 2015
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FINAL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE NATIONAL TOUR OF 

AYUB KHAN DIN’S CRITICALLY- ACCLAIMED

 

EAST IS EAST

 

JOINING THE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED AWARD-WINNING

ACTRESS PAULINE MCLYNN

 

Adam Karim (Sajit Khan), Assad Zaman (Saleem Khan), Dharmesh Patel (Abdul Khan), Salma Hoque (Meenah Khan) and Simon Nagra (George Khan) join the previously announced comedy award-winning actress Pauline McLynn (Ella Khan) and original West End cast members, Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan) and Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family. Appearing at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Mon 22 – Sat 27 Jun in the national tour of Ayub Khan Din’s critically-acclaimed play East is East, the Khans are joined by Kammy Darweish (Mr Shah), Sakuntala Ramanee (Mrs Shah) and Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie).

 

Pauline McLynn said “I am very excited to be part of this production. The play by Ayub Khan Din is sparkling, funny and tender and I'm delighted to be working with the brilliant Sam Yates. I cannot wait to get out there with it!”

 

 East is East is designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Richard Howell and sound and music by Alex Baranowski.

 

Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed, said “As a part of our drive to make our work accessible to all, I am very excited to present the first major tour of a Trafalgar Transformed production. I am thrilled that so many more people, all over the country, will get to see Sam Yates’ vivid production of this modern classic, and I’m delighted to welcome Pauline McLynn to the company.”

 

Pakistani chip-shop owner George Khan - "Genghis" to his kids - 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, gets caught in the cross fire - her loyalties divided between her marriage and the free will of her children. 

 

East is East, Ayub Khan Din’s semi-autobiographical account of British Asian life in the 1970s and the clash of cultures between a multi-cultural family growing up in Salford, is a play that continues to resonate and provoke discussion. Starring award-winning screen icon Pauline McLynn as Ella and a host of the finest British acting talent as the remainder of the Khan family and friends, this long awaited revival of a modern comedy classic promises to be unmissable.

 

Book now for this must-see modern comedy. Visit the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Box Office, call 0844 871 7607 (bkg fee) or visit www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury

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