My Beautiful Laundrette

A Theatre Nation Partnerships production produced by Curve

“Could anyone in their right mind call this silly little island off of Europe their home?”

Based on Hanif Kureishi’s iconic and Oscar-nominated screenplay and last brought to the stage in 2019 directed by Nikolai Foster, My Beautiful Laundrette is set in London during the Thatcher years and 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. This bold production of Kureishi’s ground-breaking film, directed by Nicole Behan, explores cultural conflict, gender equality, class and generational strife, all presented against a funky backdrop of 80s music and culture with additional original music composed by the Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.

My Beautiful Laundrette was developed with the support of the National Theatre’s Generate programme.

28 Feb - 9 Mar 2024
Mon - Thu & Sat matinee
£19* - £27*

Fri & Sat evening
£21.50* - £29*

Under 26 £8
Access Details

Live audio description | Sat 9 Mar | 2:30pm

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Age Guidance: 14+

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


Sam Mitchell
Lucca Chadwick-Patel
Emma Bown
Rachel & Moose
Paddy Daly
Kammy Darweish
Hareet Deol
Sharan Phull
Gordon Warnecke

Creative team

Nicole Behan
Nikolai Foster
Original Production Director
Grace Smart
Set & Costume Designer
Ben Cracknell
Lighting Designer
Tom Marshall
Sound Designer
Kay Magson CDG
Original Curve Casting Director
Harry Blumenau CDA
Revival Casting Director
Aisling Gallagher (they/them)
QTH Creative Director
Kate Lovell (she/her)
QTH Creative Director

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