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

My Beautiful Laundrette

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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 Kureshi’s writing. This bold new production of Kureshi’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.

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 

PREVIEWS
Fri 20 – Wed 25 Sep – £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 (with Touch Tour starting 90mins prior)

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*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

DESIGN GRACE SMART
LIGHTING BEN CRACKNELL
SOUND TOM MARSHALL
FIGHT DIRECTOR KEVIN MCCURDY
CASTING KAY MAGSON CDG

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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