Young Vic
Thu 3 Aug 2023
7:30 pm
Captioned in house by Young Vic

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"Some things we do for those we are responsible for, some things for ourselves, and some things we do for the ancestors. Today, it’s all three!"
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.
This is the UK premiere of Beneatha’s Place, a blistering satirical drama about history, power and the cost of letting go. Written and directed by Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah.