Ayub Khan-Din News

EAST IS EAST Coming to Lyceum Theatre in SeptemberEAST IS EAST Coming to Lyceum Theatre in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Following a critically-acclaimed West End run, classic British comedy East is East comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 7 - Saturday 12 September, as part of a limited UK tour, starring Father Ted actress Pauline McLynn. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at EAST IS EAST UK TourPhoto Flash: First Look at EAST IS EAST UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Adam Karim(Sajit Khan),Assad Zaman(Saleem Khan),Dharmesh Patel(Abdul Khan),Salma Hoque(Meenah Khan) andSimon Nagra(George Khan) joinPauline McLynn(Ella Khan) and original West End cast members,Ashley Kumar(Tariq Khan) andDarren Kuppan(Maneer Khan) in the national tour ofAyub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed playEast is East. The Khans are joined byKammy Darweish(Mr Shah),Sakuntala Ramanee(Mrs Shah)andSally Bankes(Auntie Annie). Check out a first look below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for EAST IS EAST at Theatre Royal GlasgowFull Cast Announced for EAST IS EAST at Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Adam Karim (Sajit Khan), Assad Zaman (Saleem Khan), Dharmesh Patel (Abdul Khan), Salma Hoque (Meenah Khan) and Simon Nagra (George Khan) join the previously announced comedy award-winning actress Pauline McLynn (Ella Khan) and original West End cast members, Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan) and Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family in the national tour of Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East. The Khans are joined by Kammy Darweish (Mr Shah), Sakuntala Ramanee (Mrs Shah) and Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie). (more...)

Full Cast Set for EAST IS EAST TourFull Cast Set for EAST IS EAST Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Adam Karim(Sajit Khan),Assad Zaman(Saleem Khan),Dharmesh Patel(Abdul Khan),Salma Hoque(Meenah Khan) andSimon Nagra(George Khan) join the previously announced comedy award-winning actressPauline McLynn(Ella Khan) and original West End cast members,Ashley Kumar(Tariq Khan) andDarren Kuppan(Maneer Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan familyin the national tour ofAyub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed playEast is East. The Khans are joined byKammy Darweish(Mr Shah),Sakuntala Ramanee(Mrs Shah)andSally Bankes(Auntie Annie). (more...)

CONNECTIONS Annaul Festival Coming to The Marlowe Studio, CanterburyCONNECTIONS Annaul Festival Coming to The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

CONNECTIONS, the National Theatre's annual festival of new plays for youth theatres and schools, comes to Canterbury later this month (April). (more...)

EAST IS EAST to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow, Aug 10-15EAST IS EAST to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow, Aug 10-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, EastEnders) will play Ella Khan in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East, embarking on a 16 week national tour and making its Scottish debut at the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 10 until Saturday 15 August 2015. (more...)

EAST IS EAST National Tour to Open in Brighton, June 11EAST IS EAST National Tour to Open in Brighton, June 11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, EastEnders) will play Ella Khan in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East, which was part of Jamie Lloyd's second Trafalgar Transformed season, directed by Sam Yates, on a 16 week National Tour from 11 June 2015, commencing at Theatre Royal, Brighton. East is East is designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Richard Howell and sound and music by Alex Baranowski. (more...)

Pauline McLynn Joins EAST IS EAST on TourPauline McLynn Joins EAST IS EAST on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Pauline McLynn will take over the role of 'Ella Khan' from Jane Horrocks in EAST IS EAST on tour (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary GalaPhoto Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
by Walter McBride - Mar 10, 2015

Just last night, he New Group just honored Founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott and celebrated its 20th Anniversary season. Scott Elliott is an award-winning stage director, filmmaker and the founding Artistic Director of The New Group, where he recently directed the critically acclaimed revival of David Rabe's Sticks and Bones. At The New Group, he has directed world premieres by Thomas Bradshaw, Ayub Khan Din, Francine Volpe, Erika Sheffer and Tommy Nohilly; and the world premiere of the 2010 musical The Kid (Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical; Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominations for Outstanding Musical). Other credits include The New Group's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie starring Cynthia Nixon; David Rabe's Hurlyburly; and numerous collaborations with Ayub Khan Din, Wallace Shawn and Mike Leigh. Broadway credits include Present Laughter, Barefoot in the Park, The Threepenny Opera, The Women and Three Sisters. This spring at The New Group, he directs the world premiere of The Spoils, written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the gala below! (more...)

THE BIG BANG THEORY Star Kunal Nayyar Joins Cast of New Group's THE SPOILSTHE BIG BANG THEORY Star Kunal Nayyar Joins Cast of New Group's THE SPOILS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The New Group has announced additional casting and production dates for the world premiere production of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott. Kunal Nayyar ("The Big Bang Theory") joins Jesse Eisenberg in this production, which marks the third show in The New Group's current 20th Anniversary Season. Previews begin May 7, in advance of an Official Opening Night on Tuesday, June 2. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through June 28 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

BWW Reviews: EAST IS EAST, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, January 14 2015BWW Reviews: EAST IS EAST, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, January 14 2015
by Jenny Antill - Jan 15, 2015

Many of us fondly remember East is East as the film that was released in 1999 - a superb comedy that also tackles the conflict of interest within a multi-cultural family. However, a lot of people are unaware that it was a play beforehand, debuting in Birmingham in October 1996, also featuring Linda Bassett as Ella, before transferring to the Royal Court Upstairs the following year. The show was writer Ayub Khan Din's first play following a successful career as an actor. We are very lucky to have the man himself starring as George in this short UK tour following a well-received run at the Trafalgar Studios. (more...)

Bruntwood Prize For Playwriting 2015 Sets Judging PanelBruntwood Prize For Playwriting 2015 Sets Judging Panel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

The 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting today announced its judging panel ahead of this year's official launch on 29 January 2015, which will also mark the Prize's 10th anniversary. The competition, a unique partnership between the Royal Exchange Theatre and property company Bruntwood, will accept entries from 30 January 2015. (more...)

EAST IS EAST Traf Extra Events AnnouncedEAST IS EAST Traf Extra Events Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

To coincide with Ayub Khan Din's critically acclaimed hit play East is East, directed by Sam Yates, and starring Jane Horrocks and Ayub Khan Din himself, there will be a range of Traf Extra events including a panel discussion on Diversity And The Arts and Stories Unplugged: An Open Mic Night, with further events announced in due course. (more...)

BWW Reviews: EAST IS EAST, Trafalgar Studios, October 15 2014BWW Reviews: EAST IS EAST, Trafalgar Studios, October 15 2014
by Gary Naylor - Oct 16, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a revival of one of the 90s classic comedies that retains plenty of punch, nearly twenty years on (more...)

Photo Coverage: More From EAST IS EAST, Starring Jane Horrocks!Photo Coverage: More From EAST IS EAST, Starring Jane Horrocks!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

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 multi award-winning actress Jane Horrocks (Ella Khan) and East is East's award-winning playwright Ayub Khan Din (George Khan) as the Khan family, in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Horrocks In EAST IS EAST!Photo Coverage: Horrocks In EAST IS EAST!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

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 multi award-winning actress Jane Horrocks (Ella Khan) and East is East's award-winning playwright Ayub Khan Din (George Khan) as the Khan family in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play. (more...)

Jane Horrocks and Ayub Khan Din Set for EAST IS EAST Revival, Beginning Tonight at Trafalgar StudiosJane Horrocks and Ayub Khan Din Set for EAST IS EAST Revival, Beginning Tonight at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

Playwright, screenwriter and actor Ayub Khan Din is prepping EAST IS EAST for its revival at Trafalgar Studios this fall, beginning tonight, October 4, 2014. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Jamie Lloyd Productions' Trafalgar Transformed production of East is East, running from this Saturday 4 October at Trafalgar Studios, will release its initial batch of 15 Monday tickets on Wednesday 1 October from 10.00am. Tickets can be purchased via the box office in person or online (2 tickets per person per booking) 24 hours only. The dates on sale will be 13, 20, 27 October and 3 November, and will include every seat in the entire auditorium. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for EAST IS EAST at Trafalgar StudiosPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for EAST IS EAST at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

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 multi award-winning actress Jane Horrocks (Ella Khan) and East is East's award-winning playwright Ayub Khan Din (George Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family, in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play. 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. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jane Horrocks In EAST IS EAST!Photo Coverage: Jane Horrocks In EAST IS EAST!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

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 multi award-winning actress Jane Horrocks (Ella Khan) and East is East's award-winning playwright Ayub Khan Din (George Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family, in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play. 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. (more...)

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