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East is East

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Description for East is East Paperback. In Salford 1970: the Khan children, caught between bell-bottoms and arranged marriages, are buffeted this way and that by their Pakistani father's insistence on tradition, their English mother's laissez-faire and their own wish to be citizens of the modern world. Num Pages: 96 pages. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 8. Weight in Grams: 114.
The play that gave birth to the smash-hit film - a wonderful comedy about growing up in multiracial Salford. The six Khan children, entangled in arranged marriages and bell-bottoms, are trying to find their way growing up in 1970s Salford. They are all caught between their Pakistani father's insistence on Asian traditions, their English mother's laissez-faire attitude, and their own wish to become citizens of the modern world. Ayub Khan Din's play East is East was first performed at Birmingham Repertory Studio Theatre in October 1996 in a co-production by Tamasha Theatre Company, the ... Read more

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About Ayub Khan-Din
Ayub Khan Din’s play East is East (1996) was originally staged at the Royal Court Theatre and adapted into a feature film. The play and film have won a Writers’ Guild Award for Best New Writer and a British Academy Award. Other plays include Last Dance at Dum Dum (1999), Notes on Falling Leaves (2004) and Rafta, Rafta… (2007), which ... Read more

Reviews for East is East
'A bona fide classic'
'First plays don't come much better than this... full of intelligence, irresistible laughter and serious promise'
Sunday Times
'A hugely entertaining, highly involving, emotionally tender, politically inflamed family drama'
Time Out
'An explosion of a show that feels surprisingly, joyously, fresh, a quarter of a century on'
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