Complete Casting Announced for New West End Production of East Is East
19 Aug 2014
Full casting has been confirmed for the new West End production of Ayub Khan Din’s 1996 comedy East Is East, which begins performances Oct. 4 at the Trafalgar Studios, prior to an official opening Oct. 15, for a run through Jan. 3, 2015.
Joining the previously announced Jane Horrocks and the playwright Ayuk Khan Din himself are Amit Shah, Ashley Kumar, Darren Kuppan, Nathan Clarke Taj Atwal and Michael Karim as the Khan family. They are also joined by Sally Bankes, Rani Moorthy, Hassani Shapi Ash Rizi, Karl Seth, Deepal Parmar and Pamela Bennett.
Sam Yates directs the play, which is a semi-autobiographical account of British Asian life in the 1970s and the clash of cultures between a multi-cultural family growing up in Salford.
Design is by Tom Scutt with lighting by Richard Howell and sound and music by Alex Baranowski.
It is produced as part of the Jamie Lloyd’s Trafalgar Transformed season.
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!