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My Beautiful Laundrette

  • Venue: Courtyard Theatre
  • Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes with a 20 minute interval
  • Age Guidance: 15+
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    Triggers & Advisories

    This production contains strong language and adult themes including domestic violence, violence and racism.

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This bold new production of Hanif Kureishi’s iconic and Oscar-nominated screenplay, 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 Kureshi’s writing.

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

 

Cast & Credits

By Hanif Kureishi / Director Nikolai Foster /

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    Omar Malik
    as Omar
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    Jonny Fines
    as Jonny
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    Hareet Deol
    as Salim
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    Nicole Jebeli
    as Tania
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    Balvinder Sopal
    as Bilquis
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    Kammy Darweish
    as Nasser
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    Cathy Tyson
    as Rachel and Cherry
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    Gordon Warnecke
    as Papa and Zaki
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    Paddy Daly
    as Genghis & Dick O'Donnell, Englishman

Reviews

“ an exceptional play, beautifully brought to life”

- East Midlands Theatre
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“ a stunning production”

- Beyond the Curtain
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“ an iconic movie sharply reimagined”

- The Guardian
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“ a classy show”

- The Daily Mail
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“ a washing wonderland”

- WhatsOnStage
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Book Tickets

Date/Time
 
Booking
Date
Time
Price
Accessibilty
Booking
Sat 19 Oct 19
02:30 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Signed Performance
Call Box Office
Sat 19 Oct 19
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Tue 22 Oct 19
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Wed 23 Oct 19
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Captioned Performance
Thu 24 Oct 19
02:00 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Thu 24 Oct 19
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Fri 25 Oct 19
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Post Show Discussion
Sat 26 Oct 19
02:30 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Audio Description Performance
Sat 26 Oct 19
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

A relaxed performance with adaptations to technical aspects of the show, flexible seating options and a relaxed attitude to audience responses and movement in the auditorium. In our front of house space we will have a quiet room, clearer visual markers and signage, and additional staff and volunteers trained to sensitively and respectfully welcome people living with dementia and their supporters to this show.

Sing Along

Sing along with the cast in this exclusive performance. Lyrics will be on screen, so you can join in as loud as you like. Open to all, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.

Key:

  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital Partners
SOYO Moda
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors