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Clybourne Park

Directed by Daniel Buckroyd

A Made in Colchester production

Cast includes: Ben Deery, Rebecca Oldfield, Mark Womack, Gloria Onitiri, Rebecca Manley, Wole Sawyerr, William Troughton, Dan Gaisford, Jen Holt, Adelaide Obeng, Chris Charles

We’re going on tour!

Missed your chance to see Clybourne Park at the Mercury? This Made in Colchester production is going on a UK tour! Click the name of the theatre to visit their website.

Mon 25 – Sat 30 Apr Richmond Theatre
Mon 2 May – Sat 7 May Yvonne Arnaud Guildford
Mon 9 May – Sat 14 May Cambridge Arts Theatre
Tue 17 – Sat 21 May Oxford Playhouse
Mon 23 – Sat 28 May Theatr Clwyd

About the play

This razor-sharp satire lifts the lid on race and real estate in a fictional Chicago neighbourhood.

‘Outrageously funny and provocative. A firecracker of a play’ ★★★★★

Daily Telegraph


The swinging sixties are just around the corner as a black family move into a suburban white enclave, triggering all too predictable mutterings from the neighbours. Fifty years on, we return to the same house in 2009 as gentrification sets in and the roles are reversed.

One skilful ensemble of actors play two sets of characters in a play hailed as ‘shockingly entertaining’ and ‘appallingly funny’.



Bruce Norris’s hilarious satire Clybourne Park took the West End by storm following a sold out run at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

Regional premiere, ahead of UK tour

Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike since its debut on Broadway in 2009, Clybourne Park has been awarded Best Play at the Olivier Awards, the Evening Standard Best Play Award, the South Bank Sky Arts Theatre Award and Critics’ Circle Best Play Award.

‘Genius’

The Times

‘Norris’s play nails the thorny subject of race relations with bilious zest that takes one’s breath away’

The Guardian



Playwrights Horizons Inc produced the World Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK Off-Broadway in 2010. CLYBOURNE PARK was produced on Broadway by Jujamcyn Theatres at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 2012. Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited.

Review quotes are for previous productions

Past Performances

Fri 8 Apr 7:30pm
Sat 9 Apr 2:30pm
Sat 9 Apr 7:30pm
Tue 12 Apr 7:30pm
Wed 13 Apr 7:30pm
Thu 14 Apr 2:30pm Seniors’ Matinee with FREE pre-show talk at 1.30pm
Thu 14 Apr 7:30pm
Fri 15 Apr 7:30pm
Sat 16 Apr 2:30pm
Sat 16 Apr 7:30pm
Tue 19 Apr 7:30pm With FREE Post-show Talk
Wed 20 Apr 7:30pm
Thu 21 Apr 2:30pm
Thu 21 Apr 7:30pm Captioned Performance
Fri 22 Apr 7:30pm
Sat 23 Apr 2:30pm
Sat 23 Apr 7:30pm

‘Outrageously funny and provocative. A firecracker of a play’ ★★★★★

Daily Telegraph

‘Genius’

The Times

‘Norris’s play nails the thorny subject of race relations with bilious zest that takes one’s breath away’

The Guardian

‘The funniest play of the year’ ★★★★★

Evening Standard

For previous productions

“A bracing play… terrific staging – touring theatre at its best”

The Stage ****

“A beautiful piece of theatre”

Daily Gazette

“A beautifully crafted production”

The Reviews Hub


Cast

Ben Deery

Ben Deery

Karl / Steve

Rebecca Oldfield

Rebecca Oldfield

Betsy / Lindsey

Mark Womack

Mark Womack

Dan / Russ

Gloria Onitiri

Gloria Onitiri

Francine / Lena

Rebecca Manley

Rebecca Manley

Bev / Kathy

Wole Sawyerr

Wole Sawyerr

Albert / Kevin

William Troughton

William Troughton

Jim / Tom (understudy Kenneth)

Dan Gaisford

Dan Gaisford

Kenneth / ASM / Understudy Dan/Russ, Understudy Karl/Steve, Understudy Jim/Tom

Jen Holt

Jen Holt

ASM / Understudy Bev/Kathy, Understudy Betsey/Lindsey

Adelaide Obeng

Adelaide Obeng

ASM / Understudy Francine/Lena

Chris Charles

Chris Charles

ASM / Understudy Albert/Kevin

Mercury Main Theatre

  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT, Essex, UK
  • Box Office: 01206 573948

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