My Beautiful Launderette

A Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Curve, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham and Leeds Playhouse co-production

My Beautiful Laundrette

Tuesday 29 October to Saturday 2 November 2019

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: From £8.50

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Nikolai Foster brings Hanif Kureishi’s iconic and Oscar-nominated screenplay My Beautiful Laundrette to the stage, with original music by composers Tennant/Lowe of Pet Shop Boys.

This bold new production of Kureishi’s ground-breaking film, co-produced with Curve, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham and Leeds Playhouse, explores issues of sexuality, cultural conflict, gender equality, class and generational strife, presented against a funky backdrop of 80s music and culture.

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.

Omar Malik and Jonny Fines star as Omar and Johnny, with Gordon Warnecke – who played Omar in the original film – joining the new cast as Omar’s father, Papa.

If you enjoyed our previous co-productions with Curve of Pink Sari Revolution and Ishy Din’s Wipers this play is for you.

Age recommendation: 15+ This production contains strong language and adult themes including violence and racism.

Tue 29 Oct 7:30pm Limited Availability
Wed 30 Oct 7:00pm Limited Availability
Thu 31 Oct 2:30pm
Thu 31 Oct 7:30pm
Fri 1 Nov 7:30pm Post-Show Discussion Limited Availability
Sat 2 Nov 2:30pm Audio Described Limited Availability
Sat 2 Nov 7:30pm Limited Availability

★★★★ “An iconic movie, sharply reimagined”

The Guardian

★★★★ “As relevant now as it was when it first hit the screen”

What’s On Stage

★★★★ “Kureishi’s new version comes up sharply”

The Observer

“The overall message is one of love and hope”

Leicester Mercury

★★★★★ “Five stars hardly seems enough. Nikolai Foster’s direction is faultless.”

East Midlands Theatre

“dynamic, gritty and thought-provoking”

West End Wilma

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