The Yard Theatre announces two world premieres for 2024

The Yard Theatre has announced two groundbreaking world premieres for its 2024 lineup.

The first premiere, Rhianna Ilube’s debut play Samuel Takes A Break …in Male Dungeon No. 5 After A Long But Generally Successful Day of Tours, is set to preview from 9 February.

Directed by The Yard Theatre’s Deputy Artistic Director Anthony Simpson-Pike, the play is a thought-provoking journey through a former slave castle in Ghana. It masterfully mixes elements of shock and humour, introducing audiences to characters like Ghanaian tour guide Samuel, his colleague Orange, and Black Britons Trev and Letty. This bold production aims to reshape perspectives on the legacy of transatlantic slavery through its unique theatrical presentation.

The second premiere, Multiple Casualty Incident by Olivier Award-nominated playwright Sami Ibrahim, will begin previews on 25 April.

Directed by Olivier Award-nominated Jaz Woodcock-Stewart, this intense thriller explores the challenges of offering help across global divides. Set in London, the play delves into roleplay, desire, and compassion, highlighting the complexities of inequality and the efforts to connect across vastly different life experiences.

Artistic Director of The Yard Theatre, Jay Miller said: “In a world where fear often dictates the narrative, we want to stand as a beacon. Championing fresh and brave work. Our next season continues our pioneering legacy of producing new theatre made by outstanding artists with a unique perspective. We will always remain committed to showcasing the voices of visionary creators, ensuring that The Yard is a theatre for innovative storytelling and reimagined futures.”

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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