Is God Is

Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘A theatre production that has the audience gasping aloud in genuine shock is a rare thing, but Is God Is achieves it (and then some).’ Isobel Lewis, The Independent 

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Tarantinoesque bloodshed meets Greek tragedy in Aleshea Harris’s daring drama about a voyage of vengeance.’ Arifa Akbar, The Guardian

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘This is a blast – a splashy American revenge comedy with a cartoonish vibe and a high body count.’ Nick Curtis, Evening Standard 

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘It’s thrilling theatre, packed with inventive panache: incendiary.’ Sam Marlowe, The i Paper

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘A gripping exercise in authorial power, as swift and thrilling as anything an ancient deity could muster up. ‘ Alice Saville, Financial Times

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘It is an unforgettably original evening, the announcement of a playwright who reaches British stages garlanded with awards. On this showing, all are deserved.’ Sarah Crompton, WhatsOnStage 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Harris is a force of her own. Beyond the pulp fiction influences, there is something undoubtedly prophetic and profound here.’ Jonathan Marshall, The Upcoming 

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Ola Ince directs a riveting, visually stunning production of Aleshea Harris’ revenge drama’ Tim Bano, The Stage 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘There is too much to say, praise, unpick… the only solution is to go and see 

Description

Aleshea Harris’ award-winning play collides the ancient, the modern, the tragic, the Spaghetti Western, hip-hop and Afropunk. 

“I wanna step on somethin for once. See what it feel like. Must feel good.” 

When a letter arrives from the mother they thought was dead, 21 year old twins Racine and Anaia travel from the Dirty South to the California desert and a yellow house with teal shutters. 

They are on a mission to avenge her past and ready to take down anyone who stands in their way. 

“We ain’t killers” 
“How you figure that? … Iss in the blood.” 

Aleshea Harris’ revenge tale about two women seeking justice and taking control of their own narratives, has received the Relentless Award and Obie Award for Playwriting. The UK Premiere will be directed by Royal Court Associate Director Ola Ince.

Venue

Royal Court Theatre

Creative Team & Cast

Team

Designer: Chloe Lamford

Costume Designer: Natalie Pryce

Associate Set Designer & Graphic Designer: Shankho Chaudhuri

Lighting Designer: Simisola Lucia Majekodunmi

Composer: Renell Shaw

Sound Designer: Max Perryment

Choreographer: Jordan ‘JFunk’ Franklin

Movement director: Imogen Knight

Fight director: Philip D’Orleans

Special Effects Designer: Susanna Peretz

Dialect Coach: Dawn-Elin Fraser

Photographer: Tristram Kenton

Cast

Vivienne Acheampong, Adelayo Adedayo, Ray Emmet Brown, Ernest Kingsley Jnr, Tamara Lawrance, Rudolphe Mdlongwa, Mark Monero & Cecilia Noble