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We are thrilled to announce that The Buddha of Suburbia will transfer to London's Barbican Centre 

from Tuesday October 22 - Saturday November 16.

"Emma Rice has nailed it"  The Telegraph

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"My name is Karim Amir, and I am an Englishman born and bred. Almost."

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.

Hanif Kureishi and Emma Rice adapt Kureishi’s award-winning 1990 novel, which was later turned into an acclaimed TV series. On stage it becomes an irresistible, heart-breaking and joyful exploration of family, friends, sex,
theatre and, ultimately, belonging.


Emma's production runs at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon until 1st June

Age guidance 13+


Wise Children is a theatre company created and led by multi-award-winning director Emma Rice. We make ground-breaking work with exceptional artists and tour it across the UK and internationally. We run a unique professional development programme, The School for Wise Children, training a new and more diverse generation of theatre practitioners. We’re also working to transform touring theatre in the UK, challenging outmoded models and discovering the creative spaces of the future.

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