Word-Play

by Rabiah Hussain

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“We’ve got another 10 minutes before shit really hits the fan.” 

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 debate 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, directed by Nimmo Ismail, explores how language seeps into public consciousness and reverberates with far reaching consequences that will last for generations. 

“History always ripples on. Even if we don’t realise it.” 

Word-Play was developed whilst Rabiah Hussain was on attachment as part of the Royal Court Theatre and Kudos Writing Fellowship in 2019.  

Post-Show Talk Wed 12 Oct

A Q&A with writer Rabiah Hussain. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Mon – Sat: 7.45pm (except 4 Oct, 7pm)

Thu & Sat matinees: 3pm (from 6 Oct) 

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