See it if you want to see a bittersweet comedy drama Confronts tradition race religion with passion & humour. Lots of issues under the facade.
Don't see it if … contains verbal/physical spousal abuse & tyrannical behaviour.
Khan’s production stretches the action across the wide Lyttelton stage but hits every comic and dramatic mark sharply...I still find the overall effect of East is East discomfiting. Again, perhaps that’s the point.
The first act in this iteration seems largely to mark time. Happily, the second and longer half ups the ante. Apart from all the “tickle tackle” chat, the play continues to resonate in its depiction, as timely now as then.