About That Is Not Who I Am

Royal Court Theatre, London
Booking to 16 July 2022
No longer booking

A slippery new thriller in which nothing is as it seems and nobody is who they are.

“This work genuinely has the capacity to change everything.”  Playwright Dennis Kelly 

“It is a play of rare political urgency, savage wit and real compassion and wisdom. It is a play that defines this country as it blinks its way out of the pandemic and into a chilling new world. It is, I think, a startlingly significant piece of work.”
Playwright Simon Stephens 

I looked up after reading the play and felt like the world had changed. Everything looked different. People need to see this.” Playwright Laura Wade

The Royal Court presents the debut play of ‘Dave Davidson’  a conspiratorial thriller in the age of government surveillance.

That Is Not Who I Am is booking until 16 July 2022 at the Royal Court Theatre, London.

What is That Is Not Who I Am about?

When Ollie has his identity stolen on the internet, it’s bad enough. But soon it’s not just his online life collapsing – his real life is being stolen too. Who is the person really doing and saying these awful things? And who can Ollie trust to see the real him when the world sees him as a monster? Did the real him ever exist in the first place?

Who’s in the cast of That Is Not Who I Am?

The cast features Priyanga Burford, Jake Davies and Siena Kelly.

Creative team

Written by ‘Dave Davidson’ with direction by Lucy Morrison, set & costume design by Naomi Dawson, lighting design by Anna Watson, sound design by Peter Rice, video design by Gino Ricardo Green, movement direction by Chi-San Howard and intimacy and stage direction by Yarit Dor,

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 16 July 2022
Age restrictions
Running time
1 hour 50 minutes, no interval and limited re-entry.
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


Please note: there are spoilers in the reviews round-up. But if you would like to know more about what you’re about to see, read on.

★ ★ ★ ★ "A remarkably layered, brain-boggling story...a thriller, a trickster, and an absolute romp." - The Guardian
★ ★ ★ ★ "Knotty interrogation of truth in fake news era." - The Stage

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Important Notes

Captioned: Wed 29 June & Wed 6 July at 7.30pm, Thu 14 July at 2.30pm

Audio Described: Sat 9 July at 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 1pm)

BSL Interpreted: Wed 13 July at 7.30pm, subject to confirmation

Relaxed: Sat 16 July at 2.30pm

Venue Information

Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS
Nearest Tube or Train: Sloane Square (Circle Line, District Line)
Nearest Buses: 19, 22, 319, C1, N19, N22, 137, 452

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