Royal Court Theatre presents a Side eYe production

Dugsi Dayz

by Sabrina Ali

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Wed 01 May - Sat 18 May 2024

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“Your stories are silly, no valuable lessons? What happened to the hair raising blood curdling stories!?” 

Detention on a Saturday? These four girls are keeping tight-lipped on why they’re there. When a power outage at the Mosque plunges them into darkness, the girls retell Somali folktales to break the ice. As they delve into their stories, they discover parallels that may just lead to friendship. 

A Side eYe Production, written by Sabrina Ali (Muna Knows it All) and directed by Poppy Clifford (Originally co-directed by Warda Mohamed), Dugsi Dayz is a riotous and authentic comedy exploring Somali, Muslim culture and female friendship, inspired by the 1985 movie The Breakfast Club

Following an award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe and sold-out national tour, Dugsi Dayz opens the Royal Court’s 2024 upstairs season.  

The production was derived from a scratch performance at Rich Mix as part of Somali Week Festival.


Post-show talk Wed 8 May

A conversation with writer Sabrina Ali. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

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‘Hilarious... culturally specific and universal all at once’

Financial Times

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'Vivid and relatable'

The Times

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'An absolute joy'

Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

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Rib-tickling yet thought-provoking British-Somali Muslim retelling of The Breakfast Club’ 

To Do List

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'A comedic tour-de-force'

The List

‘Revelatory... a vibrant, thrilling, rebellious, passionate and relentlessly hilarious snapshot of British-Somali culture’

Rolling Stone

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Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Monday – Friday: 3pm and 7.45pm

Saturdays: 2pm and 6.45pm

Age recommendation: 12+

Running time: 80 minutes, with no interval

This show contains flashing and strobe lights and a moment of blackout.

This production contains sensitive themes which may be distressing to audience members.

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Captioned: Fri 10 May, 7.45pm

Relaxed Environment: Fri 17 May, 7.45pm

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