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Stage adaptation of My Beautiful Laundrette to premiere this year

My Beautiful Laundrette will tour the UK later this year
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A new stage adaptation of the Oscar-nominated film My Beautiful Laundrette will tour the UK later this year, it has been announced.

Leicester’s Curve, the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham and Leeds Playhouse will all co-produce the show, which will use Hanif Kureishi’ original screenplay.

It will be helmed by Curve artistic director Nikolai Foster and will open at Curve in September, where it runs from September 20 to October 5.

It will then visit Cheltenham, Leeds, Coventry and Birmingham, where it runs in November.

In a joint statement, Foster and Curve chief executive Chris Stafford said: “We are thrilled to be presenting Hanif Kureshi’s astonishing adaptation of his Oscar-nominated film My Beautiful Laundrette.

“Hanif surfs a multitude of strikingly relevant issues in his 1985 masterpiece – from the journey of the immigrant, English working class society, women’s roles in the family and the results of Thatcher’s policies. Kureishi does all of this with bucket loads of wit, openness, compassion and a sense of mischief at the absurdity of it all.”

The show is designed by Grace Smart, with lighting by Ben Cracknell, sound by Tom Marshall and casting by Kay Magson.

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