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Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester

Curve, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham and Leeds Playhouse are co-producing a new stage production of Hanif Kureishi's My Beautiful Laundrette this autumn!

Omar Malik plays the quick-witted Omar, a young British Pakistani who transforms his Uncle's run-down laundrette into a thriving business. Jonny Fines plays rebellious punk Johnny, the role which launched the career of Daniel Day-Lewis.

Gordon Warnecke, who originally played Omar in Stephen Frears' 1985 film, joins this new cast as Papa, Omar's alcoholic but wise Father.

Completing the cast are Paddy Daly as Genghis and Dick O'Donnell, Kammy Darweish as Nasser, Hareet Deol as Salim, Nicole Jebeli as Tania, Balvinder Sopal as Bilquis and Moose and Cathy Tyson as Rachel and Cherry.

Opening at Leicester's Curve 20 Sep - 5 Oct, this bold new production of Hanif Kureishi's ground-breaking Oscar-nominated screenplay will be directed by Curve's Artistic Director Nikolai Foster.

Following performances in Leicester My Beautiful Laundrette will then tour to Everyman Theatre Cheltenham (8 - 12 Oct), Leeds Playhouse (15 - 26 Oct), Belgrade Theatre Coventry (29 Oct - 2 Nov) and Birmingham Repertory Theatre (5 - 9 Nov).

Set in London during the Thatcher years, My Beautiful Laundrette tells the story of young British Pakistani, Omar, who transforms his Uncle's run-down laundrette into a thriving business. After being confronted by a fascist gang, Omar recognises school-friend Johnny and uses their history to diffuse the situation. As they renovate the laundrette together, love blossoms between them. This culture clash comedy is also a subversive work of social realism, sprinkled with magic and joy running through the rich veins of Kureishi's writing.

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Paddy Daly

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Paddy Daly

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Omar Malik and Jonny Fines

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Omar Malik and Hareet Deol

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Kammy Darweish and Omar Malik

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Jonny Fines

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Jonny Fines

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Jonny Fines

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Jonny Fines

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Jonny Fines and Omar Malik

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Jonny Fines and Omar Malik

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Jonny Fines and Omar Malik

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Jonny Fines and Omar Malik

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Jonny Fines and Omar Malik

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Jonny Fines and Omar Malik

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Jonny Fines and Omar Malik

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Jonny Fines and Omar Malik

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Jonny Fines and Omar Malik

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Jonny Fines and Gordon Warneck

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Hareet Deol

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Gordon Warnecke and Omar Malik

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Cathy Tyson, Nicole Jebeli and Omar Malik

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Cathy Tyson

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Cathy Tyson and Kammy Darweish

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Balvinder Sopal

Photos: First Look at MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE at Curve Leicester
Balvinder Sopal and Nicole Jebeli


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