The Buddha of Suburbia

The Buddha of Suburbia

Barbican Theatre

  • Opens: Tuesday, 22 October 2024 -
    Booking until: Saturday, 16 November 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 50min. Incl. interval.
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The Buddha of Suburbia description

The RSC and Wise Children’s 'intoxicating, five-star' (Times) production of The Buddha of Suburbia transfers to London’s Barbican from 22 October for a limited 4-week season only.

South London in the late seventies. High unemployment, high inflation, food shortages and strikes. But despite the winter of discontent, 17-year-old Karim’s life is about to explode into glorious technicolour as he navigates a path to enlightenment. Or at the very least, Beckenham.

Director Emma Rice brings her unique and joyful style to Hanif Kureishi’s award-winning 1990 novel, exploring family, friends, sex, theatre and, ultimately, belonging, in a production that will you leave you 'on a rare high' (Telegraph).

Playing at Barbican Theatre

Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS GB (venue info)

Barbican Theatre Directions

Age restrictions

Ages 13+.

Important information

This production contains scenes of an adult nature, including depictions of nudity and sexual acts, and swearing throughout.

Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS GB The Buddha of Suburbia Cast
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS GB The Buddha of Suburbia Cast
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS GB The Buddha of Suburbia Cast
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS GB The Buddha of Suburbia Cast
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS GB The Buddha of Suburbia Cast
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS GB The Buddha of Suburbia Cast
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS GB The Buddha of Suburbia Cast