Friday, 17 April 2015

Afternoon tea with Pauline McLynn

Pauline McLynn, most well-known for her role as Mrs Doyle in Father Ted as well as roles in Shameless and Eastenders, was in Brighton yesterday to launch the upcoming tour of East is East. The tour starts with a two-week run at the Theatre Royal Brighton from 11 - 20 June.

I had seen the play was coming but to be honest I hadn't had a chance to think about booking tickets yet, so when we were invited along for tea with Pauline McLynn we thought we'd pop along to see what it was all about. I'm so glad we did! Quite frrankly I could have listened to Pauline for hours, she was so natural and funny, but most importantly she is very enthusiastic about being in the play and by the end of the afternoon this had rubbed off on all of us.

Ashley Kumar and Pauline McLynn will both star in East is East.
Photo credit: Stephen Lawrence
East is East is a semi autobiographical account of Britsh Asian life in the 1970s and the clash of cultures between a multi-cultural family growing up in Salford. The key thing is that the play is told with a lot of warmth and humour, which is why it is still popular today almost 20 years after it was first written.

After the little taster I had yesterday all I can say is roll on June :)


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