The production is set to play at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre from the 3rd September.

The full cast and creative team has been announced for the 25th anniversary production of Ayub Khan Din’s East is East.

Directed by Iqbal Khan, the production is set to star: Amy-Leigh Hickman as Meenah;  Irvine Iqbal as Mr Shah/Dr; Tony Jayawardena as George; Adonis Jenieco as Saleem; Rachel Lumberg as Annie; Noah Manzoor as Sajit; Joeravar Sangha as Maneer; Gurjeet Singh as Tariq; Sophie Stanton as Ella and Assad Zaman as Abdul.

George Khan wants to raise his family the proper Pakistani way but hasn’t counted on the distractions of 70s Salford. Abdul and Tariq aren’t ready to be married off, Saleem is pushing artistic boundaries, Meenah’s skirt is too short and Sajit just wants to hide in his parka. Can mum Ella keep the family together? 

Since the show premiered at the The REP in 1996, East is East has had three London runs, been adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film and is now considered to be a classic of comic-drama.

Meanwhile, the full creative team is set to include: Bretta Gerecke (Set, Projection and Lighting Design), Susan Kulkarni (Costume Design), Felix Dubs (Composer), Jon Nicholls (Sound Design), Stuart Burt CDG (Casting), Natasha Kathi-Chandra (Associate Director), Max White (Video Associate) and RC-Annie (Fight Director).

The production is a co-production between the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and National Theatre. After its run at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the production will re-open the Lyttelton at the National Theatre 7th – 30th October before playing at the Chichester Festival Theatre 1st – 6th November.

For more information visit: https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/east-is-east.html