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My Beautiful Laundrette


This November, Hanif Kureishi's iconic and Oscar-nominated screenplay My Beautiful Laundrette comes to the stage. This bold new drama will be presented against a funky backdrop of 80's music and culture and explores cultural confl ict, gender equality, class and generational strife.

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.

Recommended for ages 15+. This production contains strong language and adult themes (including violence and racism) and may not be suitable for younger audience members.

5 November 2019 – 9 November 20192019-11-05T19:30:00Z2019-11-09T21:20:00Z


Birmingham Rep

Centenary Square
Broad Street

B1 2EP Birmingham GB

0121 236 4455

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