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A woman wearing an intricately patterned jumpsuit, Doc Martin boots and a gele with her left hand on her hip crouches in front of a green background.

Beneatha's Place

Written and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah

Mon - Sat, 7.30pm
Wed & Sat matinees, 2.30pm

Previews: 27 Jun - 4 Jul

Main House

★★★★★ Morning Star
★★★★★ Afridiziak
★★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★ Observer
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ The Rendition

A razor-sharp satire from Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah about power, politics and race.

1959. The first wave of independence is sweeping across Africa and Beneatha has left the prejudice of 1950s America for a brighter future with her Nigerian husband in Lagos. But on the day they move into their new house in the white suburbs, it doesn't take long for cracks to appear, changing the course of the rest of their lives. 

Present day. Now a renowned Dean whose colleagues are questioning the role of African American studies for future generations, Beneatha returns to the same house in search of answers.  

Inspired by the groundbreaking modern classic, A Raisin in the Sun, this UK premiere challenges today’s culture wars about colonial history and reckoning with the past. 

Beneatha's Place is generously supported by

Photography by Ian Hippolyte. Design by Émilie Chen

Writer & Director Kwame Kwei-Armah
Designer Debbie Duru
Lighting Designer Mark Henderson
Sound Designer Tony Gayle
Voice and Dialect Coach Esi Acquaah-Harrison
Movement Director Shelley Maxwell 
Casting Director Heather Basten CDG 
Senior Casting Assistant Fran Cattaneo
Casting Assistant Iman Wilson
Jerwood Assistant Director Ellis 
Jerwood Trainee Assistant Director Tia-zakura Camilleri
Company Stage Manager Annette Waldie
Deputy Stage Manager Aimee Woods
Assistant Stage Manager Tayla Hunter

With Sebastian Armesto, Jumoké Fashola, Tom Godwin, Nia Gwynne, Zackary Momoh and Cherrelle Skeete.

Audio Described Performance: Thu 13 Jul, 7.30pm and Thu 20 Jul, 7.30pm with free Touch Tours at 6pm
Captioned Performance: Mon 17 Jul, 7.30pm and Thu 3 Aug, 7.30pm
Relaxed Performance: Fri 21 Jul, 7.30pm and Sat 22 Jul, 2.30pm
BSL Performance: Fri 28 Jul, 7:30pm

BSL Interpreter Jacqui Beckford
Audio Described by Eleanor Margolies and Miranda Yates
Captioned by Miranda Yates

Access concession tickets and seats reserved for accessible performances are now available to book online. Visit our Access for All page for more information about booking access tickets online. 

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