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EAST IS EAST embarks on UK tour

Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, EastEnders) will play Ella Khan in Ayub Khan Din’s critically-acclaimed play East is East, embarking on a 16 week national tour and making its Scottish debut at the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 10 until Saturday 15 August 2015.

East is East was part of Jamie Lloyd’s second Trafalgar Transformed season, directed by Sam Yatesdesigned by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Richard Howell and sound and music by Alex Baranowski.

Pauline McLynn will be joined by some of the original cast from the West End production of East is EastAshley Kumar(Tariq Khan), Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan) and Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie). The full cast will be announced in due course.

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 (Father TedShameless and EastEnders) 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.

The National Tour of East is East follows the completion of the second season of work for Trafalgar Transformed, produced by Jamie Lloyd Productions, a partnership between acclaimed director Jamie Lloyd and Ambassador Theatre Group. Season Two included Richard III, starring Martin Freeman, East is East starring Jane Horrocks and The Ruling Class, starring James McAvoy, which is running until 11 April 2015.

PERFORMANCES
Theatre Royal Glasgow
Mon 10 – Sat 15 Aug 2015
Mon – Sat eves 7.30pm
Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm
Box Office 08448 717 647 (bkg fee)

Onsale:
ATG Theatre Card Members from Tuesday 17 March at 10am
General Onsale from Thursday 19 March at 10am

EAST IS EAST NATIONAL TOUR

THEATRE ROYAL BRIGHTON
11 – 20 JUNE
0844 871 7650

WATERSIDE THEATRE, AYLESBURY
22 - 27 JUNE
0844 871 7607

NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
29 JUNE – 4 JULY
0844 871 7645

CHURCHILL THEATRE, BROMLEY
6 - 11 JULY
0844 871 7620
PRINCESS THEATRE, TORQUAY
13 - 18 JULY
0844 871 3023

REGENT THEATRE, STOKE
20 - 25 JULY
0844 871 7649

THEATRE ROYAL, NOTTINGHAM
27 JULY – 1 AUGUST
0115 989 5555

GRAND OPERA HOUSE, YORK
3 - 8 AUGUST
0844 871 3024

THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW
10 - 15 AUGUST
0844 871 7647

THE ALHAMBRA THEATRE, BRADFORD
31 AUGUST – 5 SEPTEMBER
01274 432000

SHEFFIELD LYCEUM, SHEFFIELD
7 SEPTEMBER – 12 SEPTEMBER
0114 249 6000

BATH THEATRE ROYAL, BATH
14 SEPTEMBER – 19 SEPTEMBER

01225 448844

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