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Watch Belgrade’s My Beautiful Laundrette free online

See My Beautiful Laundrette, an acclaimed stage version of Hanif Kureishi's 80s film starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Gordon Warnecke, for free.

My Beautiful Laundrette. Photography by Ellie Kurttz

A filmed recording of the Belgrade’s clever co-production of Hanif Kureishi’s iconic Oscar-nominated 1985 film is now available to view online, alongside an in-depth discussion with the cast and creative team. 

This critically-acclaimed 2019 production features original music from Pet Shop Boys’ Tennant/Lowe and was successfully reimagined by Nikolai Foster starring Cathy Tyson, Omar Malik, Jonny Fines and Nicole Jebeli.


The show was originally filmed for archive purposes during a dress rehearsal at Curve in Leicester.

It will be shared online alongside a recently recorded, in-depth digital discussion between director Nikolai Foster, writer Hanif Kureishi, designer Grace Smart and cast members 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). 


Set in London during the Thatcher years, My Beautiful Laundrette is a subversive culture clash comedy, telling the story of a 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…

My Beautiful Laundrette is available to watch free online at Any donations will help secure a future for the Belgrade’s work. To make a donation, please visit

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