Young Vic announces cast for Beneatha’s Place including Cherrelle Skeete

The Young Vic in London has revealed casting for its new production of Beneatha’s Place.

The play runs at the Young Vic from 27 June to 5 August 2023.

Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah (The Collaboration) writes and directs this razor-sharp satire set against the backdrop of the first wave of independence sweeping across Africa, and the present day, to challenge today’s culture wars about colonial history and reckoning with the past.

The production will star Cherrelle Skeete (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Hanna) as Beneatha Younger, Zackary Momoh (Seven Seconds, The Nevers) as Joseph Asagai/Wale Oguns, Sebastian Armesto (Leopoldstadt, The Tudors) as Daniel Barnes/Prof Mark Bond, Jumoké Fashola (The High Table, For All the Women Who Thought They Were Mad) as Prof Shirley Jones/Aunty Fola, Tom Godwin (Best of Enemies, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical) as Mr Nelson/Prof Gary Jacobs, and Nia Gwynne (Tolkien, Timon of Athens) as Mrs. Nelson/Dr Harriet Banks.

The creative team is completed by Set and Costume Designer Debbie Duru, Lighting Designer Mark Henderson, Sound Designer Tony Gayle, Voice and Dialect Coach Esi Acquaah-Harrison, Casting Director Heather Basten CDG, Jerwood Assistant Director Ellis and Jerwood Trainee Assistant Director Tia-zakura Camilleri.

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📷 Main photo: Cherrelle Skeete

Beneatha’s Place

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