Re-issue of this intensely likeable best-selling comedy to coincide with extensive nationwide tour from Sept 05 to April 06. In Salford 1970: the Khan children, caught between bell-bottoms and arranged marriages, are buffeted this way and that by their Pakistani father's insistence on tradition, their English mother's laissez-faire and their own wish to be citizens of the modern world. Successfully filmed, after a rags-to-riches stage career that began in Birmingham in 1996, went on to a London premiere at the Royal Court, and culminated in the West End, "East is East" is a firm favourite with schools and theatres alike. It is one of NHB's top ten best-selling plays. Revived at the Trafalgar Studios, London in October 2014.