Vicky Entwistle as Ella Khan and Judy Flynn as Auntie Annie
Vicky, as you might expect, was incredible live on stage too, and the whole thing was a powerhouse performance.
East is East had its debut twenty years ago and has often been described as a memory play. It's the autobiographical story of playwright Ayub Khan-Din's childhood as seen through 12 year old's Sajit's eyes. And everything that Sajit sees is blinkered by the hood of his parka that he never removes.
At one point in the story (and I won't spoil it for you by saying too much) there is a long scene which is both hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time. Vicky is at the centre of this as Ella Khan and she gave a very powerful performance and fully deserved the applause and cheer she received when the cast came to take their curtain call.
See also: Vicky Entwistle - from Corrie to Carabosse in a perfect panto
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