Following a critically acclaimed West End run, Ayub Khan Din’s East is East arrives in Bradford this autumn starring Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, EastEnders) as Ella Khan. Pauline is joined by some of the original cast from the West End production of East is East: Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan), Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan) and Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie).
Pauline McLynn said
‘I am very excited to be part of this production. The play by Ayub Khan Din is sparkling, funny and tender and I'm delighted to be working with the brilliant Sam Yates. I cannot wait to get out there with it!’
East is East, Ayub Khan Din’s semi-autobiographical account of British Asian life in the 1970s and the clash of cultures between a multi-cultural family growing up in Salford, is a play that continues to resonate and provoke discussion. This long awaited revival of a modern comedy classic promises to be unmissable.
Rebecca is timeless; the book beloved by generations and the iconic Alfred Hitchcock Oscar winning film a classic. Now Rebecca arrives on the stage! Emma Rice, the award winning director, has created a spellbinding new production of Daphne du Maurier’s masterpiece which conjures Cornish romance and theatrical magic.
Following the mysterious death of his first wife, Maxim de Winter returns to Manderley with his new young bride. Surrounded by memories of the glamorous Rebecca, the new Mrs de Winter is consumed by jealousy. She sets out to uncover the secrets of the house and a past fiercely guarded by the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers. All is not what it seems in Manderley...
The cast is led by Tristan Sturrock as Maxim de Winter, Emily Raymond as Mrs Danvers with Richard Clews, Katy Owen, Ewan Wardrop, Andy Williams, Lizzie Winkler and introducing Imogen Sage as Mrs de Winter.
East is East and Rebecca are currently on pre-sale to Bradford Theatres Friends and go on public sale on Monday 20 April 2015. Bradford Theatres Friends packages are available from £15 and make a wonderful gift.