Beneatha’s Place Tickets

Young Vic Theatre, London
27 June 2023 - 5 August 2023
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Beneatha’s Place is the new play by acclaimed playwright and director Kwame Kwei-Armah, coming to the Young Vic this Summer 2023.

This blistering satirical drama about history, power and the cost of letting go is inspired by the ground-breaking 1950s’ civil rights drama A Raisin in the Sun.

Beneatha’s Place runs at the Young Vic theatre from 27 June to 5 August 2023.

What's the story of Beneatha’s Place?

Lagos, 1959. The newly married Beneatha, and her Nigerian husband, rising political star, Joseph Asagi Funmilayo, are moving into their home in the white suburbs. But soon overbearing aunties and mysterious neighbours descend, pulling the young couple into the political storm of Nigerian independence and changing their lives forever. 

Lagos, current day. A group of Ivy League professors meet with Beneatha in the same house to decide the future of their university. As they debate whose histories should be taught, and whose privileges examined, tensions threaten to reach breaking point.

Who is in the cast of Beneatha’s Place?

The cast is to be announced

Who are the creative team of Beneatha’s Place?

Written and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah

Set and Costume Design by Debbie Duru

Lighting Design is by Mark Henderson

Further creative team to be announced

Show Information

Performance dates
27 June 2023 - 5 August 2023
Running time
To be confirmed
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

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

Important Notes

Content warning: This show contains strong language, racism and racial slurs, references to death, and themes of political violence, grief and bereavement. There are also explosion sound effects.

Access performances: Relaxed Performances: Fri 21 July, 7.30pm & Sat 22 July, 2:30pm; BSL Performance:  Fri 28 July, 7.30 pm; Audio Described Performances: Thu 13 July, 7.30pm & Thu 20 July, 7.30pm; Captioned Performances: Mon 17 July, 7.30pm & Thu 3 August, 7.30pm

Venue Information

Young Vic Theatre, 66 The Cut, London, SE1 8LZ
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line); Southwark (Jubilee line)
Nearest Buses: 40, 60, N63, N89, 1, 68, 168, 172, 176, 188

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