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Beneatha's Place Tickets

Beneatha's Place Tickets

27 Jun 2023 - 5 Aug 2023
Please note
This show contains strong language, racist paraphernalia, racism and racial slurs, references to death, pregnancy, and miscarriage and themes of political violence, grief and bereavement. There are also explosion sound effects.

A razor-sharp satire from Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, about the power of knowing your history and the cost of letting it go.

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.

BSL Performance: Fri 28th July 7:30pm

Relaxed Performance: Fri 21st July 7:30pm & Sat 22nd July 2:30pm

Audio Described Performance: Thu 13th July 7:30pm & Thu 20th July 7:30pm

Captioned Performance: Mon 17th July 7:30pm & Sat 22nd July 7:30pm

Run time

2 hours 15 minutes

Opening date

June 27th, 2023

Closing date

August 5th, 2023


Plays, Drama


14+ Recommended

Cast and creative

By: Kwame Kwei-Armah
Director: Kwame Kwei-Armah
Design: Debbie Duru
Lighting: Mark Henderson
Sound: Tony Gayle

Our review