AT LEEDS PLAYHOUSE FOR MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDERETTE
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of iconic British pop duo Pet Shop Boys join the production team for upcoming stage adaptation of Hanif Kureishi’s My Beautiful Laundrette.
Playing at Leeds Playhouse this October, the iconic duo will create original music to bring the 80s-set drama to life. Since their first record release in 1984, Pet Shop Boys have sold over 50 million records worldwide.
Set in London during the Thatcher years, My Beautiful Laundrette tells the story of young British Pakistani, Omar, who transforms his Uncle’s run-down launderette into a thriving business. After being confronted by a fascist gang, Omar recognises school-friend Johnny and uses their history to diffuse the situation. As they renovate the laundrette together, love blossoms between them. This culture clash comedy is also a subversive work of social realism, sprinkled with magic and joy running through the rich veins of Kureishi’s writing.
My Beautiful Launderette is a Leeds Playhouse, Curve, Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Everyman Theatre Cheltenham co-production and will play in the Courtyard theatre from 15 – 26 October.
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