My Beautiful Laundrette - Birmingham Rep
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This November, Hanif Kureishi's iconic and Oscar-nominated screenplay My Beautiful Laundrette comes to the stage. This bold new drama will be presented against a funky backdrop of 80's music composed by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of iconic British pop duo Pet Shop Boys, exploring cultural conflict, gender equality, class and generational strife.

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 laundrette 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.



Director Nikolai Foster
Designer Grace Smart
Composers Tennant/Lowe
Lighting Designer Ben Cracknell
Sound Designer Tom Marshall 
Fight Director Kevin McCurdy
Casting Director Kay Magson CDG


Backstage Tour

Why not make a day of it? Discover the secrets and history of the venue with a Backstage Tour. Available on 9 November at 11am. Find out more here.

An exceptional play, beautifully brought to life

East Midlands Theatre

A stunning production

Beyond the Curtain

This laundrette is, happily, as beautiful as it ever was


A classy show

The Daily Mail

An iconic movie sharply reimagined

The Guardian

A washing wonderland


Company & Creatives


Genghis / Dick O'Donnell / Englishman
Rachel / Cherry
Papa / Zaki
Ticket Information

From £15
Weekday matinee (7 November) from £10

Fees and Charges
Please note there is a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend. Please talk to a member of our BOX office team if you require further information.

Further Information
Running Time
2 hours and 30 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)
Age Recommendation 15+
Guidance ​​​​​​​
This production contains strong language and adult themes (including violence and racism) and may not be suitable for younger audience members.
Registered Office: Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP. Company No. 00295910
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