Blue Mist Tickets
Mohamed-Zain Dada’s debut play, set in the shisha lounges of North London, is a smart and searching account of South Asian Muslim men.
Tickets for Blue Mist On Sale NowThe Royal Court Theatre’s excellent 2023 season continues with an exciting new show from Mohamed-Zain Dada, Blue Mist. Set in the shisha lounges of North West London, and interrogating notions of community, representation, misrepresentation, betrayal and reclaiming your voice, Dada’s debut play about young Muslim men is at the home of new writing for a short season this autumn.
What is Blue Mist about?For Jihad, Rashid and Asif, Chunkyz Shisha Lounge is a home away from home. It’s a place where community gossip and news are exchanged, jokes are shared and side hustles are born and nurtured. But Chunkyz is also under threat: local politicians are set on making sure it closes.
Aspiring journalist Jihad won’t take this lying down and is prepared to fight back in the best way he knows how. After winning a competition to produce his own documentary, he plans to create something that gives his community a voice and challenges the stereotypes. But will Jihad succeed and make his boys proud? Or will his dreams come with a price that he cannot bear? And is he helping, or hurting the people he wants to speak out for?
Blue Mist Creative TeamBlue Mist is Mohamed-Zain Dada’s debut play and an engaging story about South Asian Muslim men trying to navigate a system that isn’t designed for them. Dada is both a writer and director and he has previously worked on Zidane of the Ends for High Tide Festival and The End of Diaspora for Free Word Centre.
The play is directed by Royal Court Associate Director Milli Bhatia. Bhatia has worked extensively with the Royal Court Theatre, and her directing credits at the venue include Baghdaddy, Maryland, seven methods of killing kylie jenner and My White Best Friend. Her other work includes Sonali Bhattacharyya’s Chasing Hares at the Young Vic Theatre.