Director Andrew Breakwell
Designer Jane Linz-Roberts
Lighting Designer David Phillips
Sound Designer Adam McCready
A revolutionary play which bubbles from the depths with humour, imagination and compassion.
Beatie Bryant returns home to her rural roots in Norfolk, bursting with ideas and full of love and admiration for her bright Jewish boyfriend Ronnie. Her mind is awash with Ronnie’s ideas on politics and culture and she is keen to share them all with her family.
Beatie recounts stories about her wonderful life in London and her new found philosophy, desperately hoping her family won’t let her down when Ronnie comes to meet them and not foreseeing the crisis that will challenge her to finally speak for herself.
The Mercury Theatre Company joins another leading Company, Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company for this exciting new co-production which premieres in Colchester before touring to Hull, Stoke, Oxford and Nottingham.
Arnold Wesker has cemented his place among the great playwrights of his age having had something of a renaissance in recent years. Roots is the centrepiece of “The Wesker Trilogy”, and a must-see for all lovers of modern classics.
Running time: 2 hrs 45 min including two 15 minute intervals.
This production contains pipe smoke.
Read a What’sonstage.com interview with Natasha Rickman HERE
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|Mon 16 Apr||7:30pm||Pay What you Can||£9.50 - £15|
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|Wed 18 Apr||7:30pm||Talk Back||£11 - £17.50|
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|Thu 26 Apr||7:30pm||Audio Description||£11 - £17.50|
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|Sat 28 Apr||2:30pm||£11 - £17.50|
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rn. Once an apprentice and talented product of the Mercury’s youth theatre, Natasha Rickman dictates the play’s pace, graduating seamlessly into the lead role
rv. Truly a delight.
— Colchester Gazette
This superbly constructed “kitchen sink” drama is a real window on rural Norfolk and the changing lifestyles of the the fifties
— Essex Chronicle
superb ensemble playing from his cast
— Halstead Gazette
the play ultimately belongs to Beatie and her mother. Rickman and Broughton offer it to us with commitment and conviction. We in the audience accept the gift, with interest. ****
a simple story skilfully told ****
— The Public Reviews
very good cast
— East Anglian Daily Times
- Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT