Blue Mist

by Mohamed-Zain Dada

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Thu 05 Oct - Sat 18 Nov 2023

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“Shisha lounges are an essential part of the Muslim experience bruv, like the Fillet o Fish” 

Chunkyz Shisha Lounge is a home away from home for Jihad, Rashid and Asif, a space where community whispers are heard, jokes are told and new hustles are born. But its future is under threat, having become a target for local politicians. 

Aspiring journalist, Jihad wants to fight back. After winning a competition to produce his own documentary, he sets out to create something that gives a voice to his community and challenges the usual stereotypes that fill the airwaves. 

Will Jihad be able to create something that makes his boys proud? Or will his dreams of becoming a journalist come at a cost too high to bear? 

“A good journalist doesn’t always play friendly. In fact, they mostly don’t”

Mohamed-Zain Dada’s debut play, Blue Mist is a story about South Asian Muslim men navigating a system that isn’t built for them. Directed by Royal Court Associate Director, Milli Bhatia.

Blue Mist is a co-production with SISTER.

Post-show talk Tue 17 Oct

A conversation with writer Mohamed-Zain Dada. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

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'Blue Mist is an urgent, vital project'

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'Funny, poignant, and hard-hitting, Blue Mist will blow you away'

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'A delightful mix of humour, vulnerability, and depth'

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Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Mon – Sat: 7.45pm (except 11 Oct, 7pm) 

Thu & Sat matinees: 3pm 

Age recommendation: 14+

Running time: approx. 1 hr 35 minutes, with no interval and no re-entry.

This show contains haze, strobe and loud sounds and music throughout.

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Captioned: Thu 9 Nov, 3pm & Fri 10 Nov, 7.45pm

Relaxed Environment: Sat 11 Nov, 3pm

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