CALL OUT: Young Company for East is East

CALL OUT: Young Company for East is East

Octagon Theatre Bolton are looking for a young company to join their team for their upcoming production 'East is East'

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

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.  

Auditions will be held at the Octagon Theatre Bolton on Tue 9 January and Thu 11 January, in dedicated time slots between 5pm and 7pm.

To apply, please download and read the casting information sheet. Please also download and fill out the application form and the photography consent form, which can all be found below, and send it to

Please note: we can only consider people who can  commit to ALL rehearsal and performance dates. 

For the seven kids of George Khan - proud Pakistani and chip shop owner - life is one long compromise. This comedy-drama sees George battling to get his family to confrom to traditional Pakistani values, but 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 way in the world. A comedy about clashing cultures and family dramas, East is East has won multiple awards and has become a BAFTA winning film.