My Beautiful Laundrette

The cast of My Beautiful Laundrette, UK tour

My Beautiful Laundrette” – Stage Play (Adaptation)
From the filmscript by Hanif Kureishi
A joint adaptation with Andy Graham
U.K.National Tour by SNAP Theatre Company in 2002 . A new production ran at The Above The Stag Theatre, Victoria, London) from 1st March 2011 until 17th April 2011) A U.K. tour is being planned!

This play has enjoyed an extremely successful run at the New Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco – running from 25th October – 21st December 2013 (thank you Ed Decker!) and was reviewed enthusiastically.  Comments include the following:  “A beautifully – written exploration of what being an outsider is like… Felt like a Tennessee Williams play in the way each line is loaded with layered and shaded meanings which are delicious to contemplate… Damn! I am gushing, but it really was that good!”
M 5, F 2
By arrangement with FILM FOUR


Salim & Omar in the SNAP Theatre production of Roger Parsley's adaptation of My Beautiful Laundrette

Omar, a Pakistani teenager, persuades his white boyhood friend, Johnny, to help him run a decaying launderette that his Uncle Nasser has jokingly asked him to take charge of. Omar and Johnny become lovers, in spite of the ever-present menace of Johnny’s vicious fascist friends and Omar’s suspicious and Mafia-like family. Comic, sexy, brutal, and tender.

Currently unpublished. Please contact Roger to obtain a reading copy.
Royalty details from: Nick Quin:

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