Ayad Akhtar Fri 17 May - Sat 29 Jun, 2013
The Guardian
'tough, compelling'
The Telegraph
'an urgent, relevant play'


New York. Today. Corporate lawyer Amir Kapoor is happy, in love and about to land the biggest career promotion of his life.

But beneath the veneer, success has come at a price. When Amir and his artist wife, Emily, host an intimate dinner party at their Upper East Side apartment, what starts out as a friendly conversation soon escalates into something far more damaging.

The Bush Theatre production and UK premiere of Disgraced, the hit play about ambition, culture and faith which took US audiences by storm, provoked debate across the nation, and won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Following performances of Disgraced on 10 and 17 June we will be holding post show discussions which are free for Disgraced ticket holders. See here for more information.

Disgraced was originally produced in January 2012 at the American Theater Company, Chicago, and was followed by a sell-out run at the Lincoln Center Theater 3, New York.


What the papers say

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'Calls to mind David Mamet at his most rivetingly ruthless'

Evening Standard

'a riveting 90 minutes that zing with provocation, wit and understanding'

The Times


Playwright - Ayad Akhtar
Director - Nadia Fall
Designer - Jaimie Todd
Lighting Designer - James Whiteside
Sound Designer - Deirdre Kinahan.
Casting Director - Juliet Horsley



Kirsty Bushell
Hari Dhillon
Sara Powell
Nigel Whitmey
Danny Ashok



Running time - 90 mins, no interval
Dates - 17 May - 29 June 2013
Mon - Sat - 7.30pm, (£19.50, £12 conc)
Previews - 17, 18, 20 May 7.30pm (£15, £10 conc)
Saturday Matinees - 25 May, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June 2.30pm, (£15, £10 conc)
Wednesday Matinee - 5, 12, 19 & 26 June 2.30pm (£15, £10 conc)
Audio Described Performance - 1 June, 2.30pm
Captioned Performance - 7 June, 7.30pm


offers and concessions

  • Concessions (available for registered unemployed and disabled patrons) - £10-£12
  • Students and Under 26s Offer - Previews and matinees £10, evening performances £12
  • Senior Citizens Offer - Previews £12, matinees £10, evening performances £15
  • Bush Local Members - Previews £12, 10% off all other performances
  • 2013 Multi-Buy Offer - See 3 shows in 2013 for the price of 2. (Full price only excludes previews and matinees, not applicable to MOTH and RADAR)
  • Education Groups Offer - £10 per person for schools groups and £8 for Hammersmith and Fulham government funded school groups (phone bookings only)
  • All offers are subject to availability - Terms and conditions apply