Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for Northern Broadsides' Production of Charles Dickens' HARD TIMESPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsals for Northern Broadsides' Production of Charles Dickens' HARD TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Northern Broadsides have released rehearsal images for the forthcoming premiere of Deborah McAndrew's new adaptation of Charles Dickens classic novel Hard Times. Check out a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Northern Broadsides National Tour of HARD TIMES By Charles DickensFull Casting Announced For Northern Broadsides National Tour of HARD TIMES By Charles Dickens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Northern Broadsides announce full casting for Deborah McAndrew's new adaptation of Charles Dickens Hard Times. Hard Times cast will feature Suzanne Ahmet (Saint George and the Dragon, National Theatre) as Sissy Jupe; Darren Kuppan (Guards at the Taj, Bush Theatre and The Tempest, Globe Theatre) as Mr Harthouse / Bitzer; Vanessa Schofield (Plastic Figures, Box of Tricks) Louisa Gradgrind; Tony Hunt (The Commitments, West End) as Steven Blackpool; Perry Moore (Cyrano, Northern Broadsides and Peter Pan in Scarlet, New Vic Theatre) as Tom Gradgrind; Howard Chadwick (Brassed Off, Oldham Coliseum) as Josiah Bounderby/Strong Man. (more...)

Last Chance to See GUARDS AT THE TAJ at the Bush Theatre Directed by Jamie Lloyd
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Guards at the Taj by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, directed by Jamie Lloyd enters its final two weeks at the Bush Theatre.  The last performance will be held on Saturday 20 May.  Danny Ashok plays the role of Humayun and Darren Kuppan plays Babur.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GUARDS AT THE TAJ at the Bush Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Production images have been released today for the European premiere of Guards at the Taj, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Josephand directed by Jamie Lloyd. Danny Ashok plays the role of Humayun and Darren Kuppan plays Babur. Check out the photos below! (more...)

ANGELS IN AMERICA Leads April's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Apr 4, 2017

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a mammoth Tony Kushner revival to an unusual Romeo and Juliet and tap-happy musicals, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Rajiv Joseph On GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by Marianka Swain - Mar 30, 2017

Rajiv Joseph's plays include Gruesome Playground Injuries, All This Intimacy and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. On screen, he's written for TV series Nurse Jackie and feature film Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner. His 2015 play Guards at the Taj, about two imperial guards in 17th-century India handed a gruesome decree, has its European premiere at the Bush Theatre, directed by Jamie Lloyd, beginning previews on 7 April. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for GUARDS AT THE TAJ at Bush Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Rehearsal images have been released today for the European premiere of Guards at the Taj, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph and directed by Jamie Lloyd. Danny Ashok (Disgraced, Bush Theatre; Capital, BBC) will play Humayun and Darren Kuppan (East is East, West End/ UK Tour) will play Babur.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????The Bush Theatre reopens this week following the biggest capital project in the theatre's history. The £4.3million, year-long revitalisation of the venue by award-winning architects Haworth Tompkins has turned an old library built at the turn of the 20th Century into a fully accessible, modernised cultural building.  (more...)

Danny Ashok and Darren Kuppan to Lead European Premiere of GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Casting has been announced today for the European premiere of Guards at the Taj, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph and directed by Jamie Lloyd. Danny Ashok (Disgraced, Bush Theatre; Capital, BBC) will play Humayun and Darren Kuppan (East is East, West End/ UK Tour) will play Babur.  (more...)

Photo 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) and Simon Nagra(George Khan) join Pauline McLynn (Ella Khan) and original West End cast members, Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan) and Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan) 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). Check out a first look below! (more...)

EAST IS EAST National Tour Opens in Brighton Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 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 tonight 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...)

Full 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 Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 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...)

EAST 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 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 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...)

BWW 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...)

BWW 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!
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!
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...)

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