A Curve, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham and Leeds Playhouse co-production

My Beautiful Laundrette

Synopsis

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“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

Tickets

£22 – £10 

DISCOUNTS*
£12
Under 16s
£12 16 – 26yrs (with a FREE 16-26 Membership)
£12 Under 18s school groups (Thu 26 Sep, Mon 30 Sep – Thu 3 Oct)
15% off for Members
241 Tickets on Thu 26 Sep 7.15pm & Mon 30 Sep 7.15pm
£3 off for Groups 6+
£4 off for Groups 10+

ACCESS PERFORMANCES
Captioned: Thu 3 Oct, 7.15pm

Audio-Described: Sat 5 Oct, 2.30pm.
Prior to the Audio Described performance, there will be a Touch Tour from 12.30pm and introductory notes from 2.15pm. If you would like to listen to the introductory audio notes prior to your visit, please click here.

Your audio describers for this performance are Kate Taylor-Davies and Nadine Beasley, for Talking Sense Audio Description Services.

For more information about access performances, please click here

*Discounts are subject to terms and conditions, availability and are only valid on certain performances.

Credits & Acknowledgments

A PLAY BY HANIF KUREISHI BASED ON HIS SCREENPLAY
DIRECTED BY NIKOLAI FOSTER

DESIGNER GRACE SMART
COMPOSERS TENNANT/LOWE
LIGHTING BEN CRACKNELL
SOUND TOM MARSHALL
FIGHT DIRECTOR BETHAN CLARK OF RC-ANNIE LTD
CASTING KAY MAGSON CDG

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELLIE KURTTZ

Cast & Creative

Balvinder Sopal

Bilquis & Moose

Cathy Tyson

Rachel & Cherry

Gordon Warnecke

Papa & Zaki

Hareet Deol

Salim

Jonny Fines

Johnny

Kammy Darweish

Nasser

Nicole Jebeli

Tania

Omar Malik

Omar

Paddy Daly

Genghis & Dick O'Donnell