East is East (1996)
by Ayub Khan Din
Set in Salford in 1970, this hysterical but often moving play of mixed-race manners tells the story of the Khan children and their battle between the traditional values of their Pakistani father and their own desire to be citizens of modern Britain.
East is East marked a defining moment in Tamasha’s history. The play received critical acclaim, and is often cited as playing a key role in bringing Asian culture into the British mainstream.
In co-production with The Royal Court and Birmingham Rep
Designer Sue Mayes
Lighting Designer Paul Taylor
Dialect Coach Jill McCullough
Fight Director Malcolm Ransom
Original Cast Imran Ali, Linda Bassett, Paul Bazely, Chris Bisson, Kriss Dosanjh, Emil Marwa, Jimi Mistry, Lesley Nicol, Zita Sattar, Nadim Sawalha
“Hugely entertaining, highly involving, emotionally tender…
a remarkable play”
“First plays don’t come much better than this. Kristine
Landon-Smith directs with an impeccable sense of social comedy,
full of embarrassment, hilarity and pain.”