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Hanif Kureishi's My Beautiful Laundrette to be adapted for the stage

The show opens in Leicester before touring

My Beautiful Laundrette
My Beautiful Laundrette

Hanif Kureishi‘s 1985 Oscar-nominated film My Beautiful Laundrette will be adapted for the stage in a new co-production between Curve Leicester, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham and Leeds Playhouse.

Set in London during the Thatcher years, the piece, which will be written by Kureishi and based on his screenplay, follows young British Pakistani Omar who transforms his uncle's London laundrette into a thriving business while dealing with fascist gangs in the area.

The production will open and run at Curve in Leicester from 20 September to 5 October, before touring to Everyman Theatre Cheltenham (8 to 12 October), Leeds Playhouse (15 to 26 October), Belgrade Theatre Coventry (29 October to 2 November) and Birmingham Rep (5 to 9 November).

It will be directed by Nikolai Foster with design by Grace Smart, lighting by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall and casting by Kay Magson.