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Following a critically-acclaimed West End run, classic British comedy East is East comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 7 – Saturday 12 September, as part of a limited UK tour, starring Father Ted actress Pauline McLynn.

East is East TOUR-903 lower resPakistani chip shop owner George Khan – “Genghis” to his kids – is determined to give his children a strict Muslim upbringing in 1970s Salford. Household tension reaches breaking point as their selfless English mother, Ella, gets caught in the cross fire – her loyalties divided between her marriage and the free will of her children.

Ayub Khan Din’s semi-autobiographical account of British Asian life in the 1970s and the clash of cultures within a multi-cultural family growing up in the north is a delightful slice of real life drama – with the funny bits left in.   A hugely successful film based on the play was released in 1999 and received many accolades including the BAFTA for Best British Film.


East is East TOUR-474 lower res 2Last seen at Sheffield Theatres in Happy Days, Pauline McLynn plays Ella Khan.  The British Comedy award-winning actress and author best known for her iconic role as Mrs Doyle in Father Ted also appearedas Libby Croker in Shameless and Yvonne Cotton in EastEndersPauline is joined by a company of the finest British acting talent including Ashley Kumar (Todd Taylor, EastEnders), Assad Tamar (Cucumber) and Sally Bankes (Coronation Street).

This modern classic promises to be unmissable as it makes its long awaited return to the stage.

Age guidance 12 years +

East is East is at the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 7 – Saturday 12 September.  Tickets can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office in-person, by phone on 0114 249 6000 or online at and are priced from £14.00 – £29.00 (a transaction fee of £1.50 (£1.00 online) applies to all bookings made at the Box Office, excluding cash), and discounts are available.


Sheffield Theatres Listings:

Crucible Lyceum Studio 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA             
Box Office 0114 249 6000 –
Mon – Sat 10.00am to 8.00pm
A transaction fee of £1.50 (£1.00 online) applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excluding cash).
On non-performance days the Box Office closes at 6.00pm.
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East is East

Lyceum Theatre

Mon 7 Sep – Sat 12 Sep

Tickets £14.00- £29.00

Concessions available