Royal Court Theatre announces cast for Word-Play by Rabiah Hussain

Monday 12th September 2022 07:29 EDT

Kosar Ali, Mariam Haque, Maimuna Memon, Laurence Ubong Williams and Ragevan Vasan have been cast in Word-Play, written by Rabiah Hussain and directed by Nimmo Ismail. 

Word-Play is designed by Rosanna Vize, with lighting by Jamie Platt, sound design by Melanie Wilson, video design by Daberechi Ukoha-Kalu and movement direction by Ken Nakajima. Ellie Fulcher is dramaturg.

In the Downing Street Press Office an emergency meeting has been called. The Prime Minister has been ad-libbing on live tv (again) and his words are going viral. There are accusations of Islamophobia, and demands for an apology; but as the team debates what to do next, it’s already too late. His words have found their way to dinner parties, bus journeys and newspaper columns across the nation – and not everyone is angry. 

Rabiah Hussain’s new play explores how language seeps into public consciousness and reverberates with far-reaching consequences that will last for generations. 

There will be a post-show talk with Rabiah Hussain on Wednesday 12 October 2022. 

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