Blue Mist

“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.

Written by Mohammed-Zain Dada
Directed by Milli Bhatia

Important Information

Assisted Performances:

Captioned Performances Thursday 9 November 2023, 3pm, Friday 10 November 2023,7.45pm

Relaxed Environment Performance Saturday 11 November 2023, 3pm

Post-Show Talk Tuesday 17 October 2023

Age Restrictions

14+ TBC

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 18th November 2023.

Show times for each day are below.















Royal Court Theatre Details

London Underground Icon Tube lines: District And Circle

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Sloane Square

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Facilities at Royal Court Theatre

Air conditioned


Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop


Wheelchair accessible

Royal Court Theatre Location

Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS
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Blue Mist

Royal Court Theatre, London

Running time: 1h 30m (no interval)

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