West End hit East Is East heads to the Theatre Royal in Nottingham

East Is East, Theatre Royal Nottingham 'Photo by Marc Brenner
East Is East, Theatre Royal Nottingham 'Photo by Marc Brenner

The national tour of Ayub Khan Din’s critically acclaimed play East Is East reaches Nottingham’s Theatre Royal, where it can be seen from July 27-August 1.

The award-winning actress Pauline McLynn (Ella Khan) and original West End cast members, Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan) and Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan) head the cast.

Pakistani chip shop owner George Khan - Genghis to his kids - is determined to give his children a strict Muslim upbringing in 1970s Salford. Household tension reaches breaking point as their long-suffering English mother, Ella, gets caught in the crossfire - 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.

This critically acclaimed production of a modern comedy classic promises to be unmissable.

Pauline McLynn is best known for screen roles including Mrs Doyle in Father Ted (for which she won a British Comedy Award), Libby Croker in Shameless and her current role playing Yvonne Cotton in EastEnders.

For ticket details, you can call the box office on 0115 9895555 or you can go to www.trc.co.uk