Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Full casting announced for Trafalgar Transformed's East is East

Full casting has been announced for Trafalgar Transformed's production of East is East at Trafalgar Studios. 

Amit Shah (Abdul Khan), Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan), Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan), Nathan Clarke (Saleem Khan), Taj Atwal (Meenah Khan) and Michael Karim (Sajit Khan) join the previously announced Jane Horrocks (Ella Khan) and playwright Ayub Khan Din (George Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family.

The Khans are joined by Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie), Rani Moorthy (Mrs. Shah) and Hassani Shapi (Mr Shah/Doctor). Ash Rizi, Karl Seth, Deepal Parmar and Pamela Bennett (Ensemble) complete the cast.

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 described as "a play that continues to resonate and provoke discussion." 

The production will be directed by acclaimed young director Sam Yates as part of Artistic Director Jamie Lloyd’s second season for Trafalgar Transformed. Design is by Tom Scutt, lighting by Richard Howell, with sound and music by Alex Baranowski.

East is East opens on 15th October 2014 (previews from 4th October) and runs until 3rd January 2015. 

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