Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie), Pauline McLynn (Ella Khan) and Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan) in East is East
Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie), Pauline McLynn (Ella Khan) and Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan) in East is East
© Marc Brenner

Full casting has been confirmed for the new national tour of East is East, starring Pauline McLynn, who has taken over from Jane Horrocks as Ella Khan.

The production, which was part of Jamie Lloyd's second Trafalgar Transformed season, is directed by Sam Yates, and recently opened its new 14-week tour at the Theatre Royal, Brighton.

McLynn is joined by Adam Karim (Sajit Khan), Assad Zaman (Saleem Khan), Dharmesh Patel (Abdul Khan), Salma Hoque (Meenah Khan) and Simon Nagra (George Khan).

Original West End cast members Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan) and Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan) complete the casting of the Khan family in Ayub Khan Din's play.

The Khans are joined by Kammy Darweish (Mr Shah), Sakuntala Ramanee (Mrs Shah) and Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie).

Following Brighton the tour will visit: Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury (22-27 June), New Victoria Theatre, Woking (29 June-4 July), Churchill Theatre, Bromley (6-11 July), Princess Theatre, Torquay (13-18 July), Regent Theatre, Stoke (20-25 July), Theatre Royal, Nottingham (27 July-1 August), Grand Opera House, York (3-8 August), Theatre Royal, Glasgow (10-15 August), The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford (31 August-5 September), Sheffield Lyceum (7 September-12 September), Bath Theatre Royal (14 September-19 September) and Oxford Playhouse (21-26 September).