Although best known from its 1999 film version, East Is East was originally produced for the stage, world-premiering at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 1996. 

Written by Ayub Khan Din, the critically acclaimed play presents a semi-autobiographical account of British Asian life in early-1970s’ Salford. 

Pakistani chip-shop owner George may be determined to give his children a strict Muslim upbringing, but the kids themselves have other ideas. Born and brought up in Britain, they increasingly see themselves as British. Their rejection of Pakistani customs leads to plenty of household tensions and no small number of genuinely funny moments.

 

Read the interview with Associate Director, Iqbal Khan 

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