Auditions for East is East young company

Auditions for East is East young company

Octagon Theatre Bolton sends out casting call for two boys to share the role of Sajit Khan.

Octagon Theatre Bolton are bringing Ayub Khan-Din’s production of East is East to the stage in March 2018.


For this production, we are looking to cast two boys to share the role of Sajit Khan. Sajit Khan is the youngest child of the Khan family, an Anglo-Pakistani family living in Salford in 1971.


Life is an uphill battle George Khan - proud Pakistani and chip shop owner - to get his family to conform to traditional Pakistani values. When the Khan kids begin to oppose their father, their English mother is forced to make a choice between her love for her husband and the right of her children to make their own ways in the world. Ayub Khan Din’s comedy about clashing cultures and family drama has won multiple awards, become a BAFTA winning film and is now being brought to life back in Bolton in a hilarious new production.

This will be an exciting and enjoyable opportunity to join a professional cast of actors and director Ben Occhipinti to bring the story to life.


The boys will need to have a playing age of 13 years old and in order to audition they must be between the ages of 12 and 17. No experience is required but they must feel comfortable performing onstage.

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