Acclaimed play My Beautiful Laundrette is heading out on a new UK tour.
Curve’s production of Hanif Kureishi’s piece will open in Leicester before visiting venues across the UK in 2024.
Located in the tumultuous setting of London during the Thatcher era, My Beautiful Laundrette unfolds the tale of Omar, a young British Pakistani man, who breathes new life into his uncle’s dilapidated laundry business. Following an aggressive encounter with a gang espousing racist views, Omar forges an unexpected romantic bond with Johnny, a former schoolmate and a member of a fascist skinhead group.
The narrative blooms amidst the stark realities of racial strife, burgeoning nationalism, spiraling inflation, economic downturn, and political instability. In this environment, the romance between Omar and Johnny takes root as they collaborate to revitalize the South London laundrette.
My Beautiful Laundrette UK tour dates and tickets
17 February 2024 - 24 February 2024
28 February 2024 - 9 March 2024
19 March 2024 - 23 March 2024
My Beautiful Laundrette is based on Hanif Kureishi’s seminal film from 1985, which received an Oscar nomination and is notable for its cultural impact. The theatrical rendition is enhanced by original compositions from Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of the Pet Shop Boys.
This new UK tour is helmed by director Nicole Behan, from Nikolai Foster’s previous 2019 staging of the play.