Ayub Khan Din

Ayub Khan Din

Ayub Khan Din’s play East is East (1996) was originally staged at the Royal Court Theatre and adapted into a feature film. The play and film have won a Writers’ Guild Award for Best New Writer and a British Academy Award. Other plays include Last Dance at Dum Dum (1999), Notes on Falling Leaves (2004) and Rafta, Rafta… (2007), which won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. A film adaptation, All in Good Time, was released in 2012, a year after his sequel to East is East, named West is West. His most recent plays have been All the Way Home, directed by Mark Babych at the Lowry Theatre in Salford, musical comedy Bunty Berman Presents, produced on Broadway by The New Group, and an adaptation of E.R. Braithwaite’s To Sir, With Love.

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East is East

A wonderful comedy about growing up in multiracial Salford.

Last Dance at Dum Dum

A serious comedy from the author of East is East, about the dying breed of Anglo-Indians living in Calcutta in 1985.

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Notes on Falling Leaves

A poignant, elegiac short play from the author of East is East.

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Rafta, Rafta...

A hugely warm-hearted, comic tale of close-knit Indian family life in England, by the author of East is East.

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To Sir, With Love (stage version)

An uplifting story of the triumph of love, inspiration and hope against all odds, laced with the song and dance of austere, 1940s Britain. 

Ayub Khan Din Plays: One

A collection of plays written and introduced by actor-turned-writer Ayub Khan Din, including his first play, East is East, which became a smash-hit film.

All the Way Home

A deeply emotional comedy drama from the author of East is East, exploring the relationships we have with our roots, and with those that we love but don't always understand.

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