“Could anyone in their right mind call this silly little island off of Europe their home?”
For our autumn Made at Curve drama, Artistic Director Nikolai Foster brings Hanif Kureishi’s iconic and Oscar-nominated screenplay My Beautiful Laundrette to the stage.
Set in London during the Thatcher years, My Beautiful Laundrette tells the story of young British Pakistani, Omar, who transforms his Uncle’s run-down laundrette into a thriving business. After being confronted by a fascist gang, Omar recognises school friend Johnny and uses their history to diffuse the situation. As they renovate the laundrette together, love blossoms between them.
This culture clash comedy is also a subversive work of social realism, sprinkled with magic and joy running through the rich veins of Kureishi’s writing. This bold new production of Kureishi’s ground-breaking film, co-produced with Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham and Leeds Playhouse, explores cultural conflict, gender equality, class and generational strife, all presented against a funky backdrop of 80s music and culture.
Composers Tennant/Lowe of the Pet Shop Boys, have created original music for this production.
If you enjoyed our productions of Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing and Riaz Khan / Dougal Irvine’s Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual, this play is for you.
Age Recommendation 15+
This production contains strong language and adult themes including violence and racism.
AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION
Fri 27 Sep, 7.15pm & Fri 4 Oct, 7.15pm