Booking to 17 December 2022
An extraordinary coming-of-age story
Baghdaddy is a playfully devastating coming-of-age story, told through clowning and memory to explore the complexities of cultural identity, generational trauma and a father-daughter relationship amidst global conflict.
Jasmine Naziha Jones’s debut play was developed as part of an Introduction to Playwriting group at the Royal Court. Royal Court Associate Milli Bhatia (seven methods of killing kylie jenner) directs.
Baghdaddy is at the Royal Court Theatre from 18 November to 17 December 2022.
What's the story of Baghdaddy?
It’s 1991 and the Gulf War rages three thousand, three hundred and twenty miles away. Darlee is 8 years old, crying behind the wheely book case in Miss Stratford’s classroom. She’s just realised she’s Iraqi. Or half. Maybe both. What she can’t process now, she’ll be haunted by later; the spirits hounding her will make sure of that…
Who is in the cast of Baghdaddy?
The cast includes Philip Arditti, Souad Faress, Jasmine Naziha Jones, Hayat Kamille and Noof Ousellam.
Who are the creative team of Baghdaddy?
Baghdaddy is written by Jasmine Naziha Jones and directed by Milli Bhatia. Further creative team to be announced.
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Captioned performances: Wed 7 Dec at 7.30pm & Thu 15 Dec at 2.30pm; Audio Described: Sat 17 Dec at 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 1pm); Relaxed: Sat 10 Dec at 2.30pm
Post-Show Talk Tue 29 Nov: A Q&A with writer Jasmine Naziha Jones. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.
Content warnings: References to war and conflict, specifically in Iraq; Death; Familial loss and grief; Generational trauma; Reference to suicide; Racism and racist language
Venue InformationRoyal 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