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Play - Contemporary, from 21 May 2020, £7.50-£14

Javaad Alipoor - Rich Kids

Javaad Alipoor - Rich Kids

A heavily filtered image shows a woman staring intently at a smart phone screen.


In 2015 Robert Mugabe’s son, Chatunga, filmed himself pouring a £200 bottle of champagne over the £45,000 watch his father bought him, tagging it on Instagram as #daddyrunsthewholecountry. At the height of the sanctions on Iran, with the middle and working classes choked, Mohammad Hossien Rabbani-Shirazi, the son of a prominent Ayatollah and the grandson of a revolutionary hero, smashed his yellow Porsche Boxer into a kerb at 120 miles per hour killing himself and his girlfriend. His Instagram account went viral: pictures of him drinking and partying at nightclubs in Dubai, Antalya and West London. The gap between the rich and poor is getting bigger and bigger around the world. Social media feeds and accelerates this ever-widening divide. In the global south we see the children of elites and post-colonial dictatorships, flashing cash, dollar signs, Bollinger and infinity pool holidays while people suffer under sanctions and dictatorships.

Rich Kids is a play by Javaad Alipoor about entitlement and consumption, about how digital technology is complicit in social apartheid and gentrification, and the human problem of what successful and brutal people do with their coddled and useless children. It’s the sequel to the award-winning The Believers Are But Brothers, and the second part of a trilogy of plays about how digital technology, resentment and fracturing identity is changing the world.

???? ‘Dazzling, discombobulating and alarming.’ The Guardian

The Scotsman Fringe First Winner

Disabled accessDogs acceptedFacilities for hearing impaired

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 21 May 2020 19:30 to 20:30
Fri 22 May 2020 19:30 to 20:30
Sat 23 May 2020 19:30 to 20:30


Tickets: £14.00

18-25 & Under 18 tickets: £7.50

Essential companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

Concessions: D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Over 60s, Go 4Less cardholders, Jobseekers, Under 18s 10% off tickets within certain price bands

Multi-Buy Offer:
Book 3 or more events and receive 10% off each ticket
Book 5 or more events and receive 15% off each ticket
Book 7 or more events and receive 20% off each ticket

Only valid on tickets priced £10 or more.


Norfolk & Norwich Festival Box Office


The Garage,
Chapelfield Road,


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired