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Thursday, 31 October 2019

Theatre | My Beautiful Laundrette - Belgrade Theatre

My Beautiful Laundrette - Belgrade Theatre

Yet again, another brilliant performance at the Belgrade Theatre, but this time something a little different. My Beautiful Laundrette, I wasn't quite lucky enough to see the original film, but I'm so glad that I saw this live performance as the actors played the parts brilliantly with a lot of emotion, action & character.

The sets during shows I see at the theatre never fail to amaze me every time! The set for this performance was truly brilliant! Bright lights, furniture and props that fitted in the right places at the right time, as you would expect, but the lights you can see in the above photo was the best part for me when they were switched on!

My Beautiful Laundrette - Belgrade Theatre
My Beautiful Laundrette - Belgrade Theatre

My Beautiful Laundrette, if you've not got any idea what this show is based on, it is from the Hanif Kureishi's 1985 film which involves a Pakistani young man named Omar, who is given a laundrette business from a family member and is given the challenge of creating a business from it. During this time, an old friend of the Omar's, Johnny returns into his life & a romantic relationship is formed. I won't go into much detail, as you need to see this show for yourself to understand how humorous, educating & brilliant this show really is.

My Beautiful Laundrette - Belgrade Theatre
My Beautiful Laundrette - Belgrade Theatre
Photos by Belgrade Theatre

The performance portrayed a sense of the 80's during the time of racism between Pakistan people who came to the UK and gangs who threatened them. I couldn't tell you how real the actors and actresses made the scenes become when it came to the more violent scenes. I went along with my Mum to the performance and she was educating me about the times when all these things happened with gangs and 'skin heads' as they were called back then. It was good to be educated about this. My Beautiful Laundrette really sent a meaningful message out, that no matter what colour your skin or where you're from, it does not matter, we are all human and we all have different capabilities. Definitely worth a watch if you are close to the Coventry area, especially if you are into supporting Pride & are interested in the history back then. One to watch.

The show is on until Saturday 2nd November!

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*I was kindly gifted press tickets for this performance. All opinions are my own, which are open and honest. For more information, please refer to my disclaimer.*

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