Jane Horrocks and Ayub Khan Din Set for EAST IS EAST Revival at Trafalgar Studios, Fall 2014

Jane Horrocks and Ayub Khan Din Set for EAST IS EAST Revival at Trafalgar Studios, Fall 2014

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

Jane Horrocks will star alongside Khan Din in his play, which centers on a married couple raising children in Salford and is based on Khan Din's own childhood experiences.

"So much has happened since the play first appeared 20 years ago. My dad was Pakistani and my mum was an Englishwoman, and my dad was very strict about who we should marry -- and now there are new generations who are going through the same problems with their parents," Khan-Din told the Daily Mail.

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Sam Yates will helm EAST IS EAST for Trafalgar Transformed this fall.

Khan Din wrote EAST IS EAST in 1997 for the Royal Court Theatre. The production was nominated for a 1998 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. A 1999 film version, adapted by Khan Din, starred Om Puri as the father and Linda Bassett as the mother.

Khan Din's other works include Rafta, Rafta..., which opened in 2007 at the Royal National Theatre. West is West, a movie sequel to East is East, debuted in 2010.

Horrocks kicked off her stage career with the RSC and eventually appeared in the 1991 West End production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. She was nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance and went on to reprise her role in the 1998 film adaptation, Little Voice. She is also well known for her role as 'Bubble' in the TV series Absolutely Famous, which ran from 1992 to 2012. Among her other theatre credits are Cabaret at the Donmar, Sweet Panic, and The Good Soul of Szechuan and Annie Get Your Gun at the Young Vic.

Photo Credit: Dan Wooller

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