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Curve Leicester to stream Hanif Kureishi's My Beautiful Laundrette online

Hanif Kureishi My Beautiful Laundrette

Hanif Kureishi's My Beautiful Laundrette is to stream online from Leicester's Curve theatre.

Based on Kureishi’s iconic and Oscar-nominated screenplay of the same name, the multi-award nominated stage production of My Beautiful Laundrette was directed by Nikolai Foster and premiered at Curve in 2019 before going on a national tour.

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An archive recording of the play, which features new and original music from Tennant/Lowe of the Pet Shops Boys, will be released on Curve’s website at 6PM on Wednesday September 2.

The theatre says it will be available to stream until the venue is able to reopen its doors.

The cast features Paddy Daly (Genghis & Dick O’Donnell), Kammy Darweish (Nasser), Hareet Deol (Salim), Jonny Fines (Johnny), Nicole Jebeli (Tania), Omar Malik (Omar), Balvinder Sopal (Bilquis & Moose), Cathy Tyson (Rachel & Cherry) and Gordon Warnecke (Papa & Zaki).

As well as the show, they appear in a recently recorded in-depth digital discussion together with director Nikolai Foster, writer Hanif Kureishi and designer Grace Smart.

Speaking about the release, Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said: “Working with Hanif, the acting company and production team on My Beautiful Laundrette was a truly joyful experience for all of us at Curve.

"Watching the dress rehearsal recording and the team reunion for our In Conversation has been wonderfully enriching. Kureishi’s words remain as vital and important as they ever did. We hope you enjoy spending time with these extraordinary characters and the Q&A session.”

The Curve theatre has been closed since March due to the pandemic. While content is free to watch, Curve is a registered charity (no. 230708) and audiences are encouraged to donate what they can online.

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