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.
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…