George Khan wants to raise his family in the traditional Pakistani way, but his children have other ideas. Abdul and Tariq aren't ready to be married off, Saleem is pushing artistic boundaries, Meenah's skirt is too short and Sajit just wants to hide in his parka.
As relations reach breaking point, their English mother, Ella, is pulled torn between her loyalty to George and the happiness of her children.
Ayub Khan Din’s much-loved comedy drama, adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film, reopens the Lyttelton theatre as part of a 25th anniversary tour, directed by Iqbal Khan.
Careens from hilarity to domestic violence and back again
Fresher today than a quarter of a century ago
Feels as fresh, relevant, and engaging as ever
Magnificent revival of culture-clash classic
A piece of theatre tinged with nostalgia but also with a message which feels totally contemporary
A happy 25th birthday for Ayub Khan-Din’s comedy
Heartfelt and humorous 25th-anniversary production of Ayub Khan Din’s irreverent drama
Ayub Khan Din's play continues to resonate 25 years on
Fine performances but still a bit of a queasy watch
Date & time
2.30pm & 7.30pm