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My Beautiful Laundrette

Start date: 2 Apr 2024
End date: 6 Apr 2024
Location: The Grand Theatre
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This upliftingly powerful production of Hanif Kureishi’s Oscar-nominated screenplay explores cultural conflict, gender equality, class and generational strife, all presented against a funky backdrop of ’80s music with additional original music composed by the Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.

Young British Pakistani, Omar, transforms his uncle’s run-down laundrette and falls in love with fascist gang member and school friend Johnny. Gordon Warnecke, who played Omar in Stephen Frear’s Oscar-nominated 1985 film, returns as Omar’s wise but world-weary Papa.

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