Clybourne Park

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Show Information
Shows from:
Shows to:
Fri 8 April 2016
Sat 23 April 2016
Duration:
Approximate running time 2hrs 10minutes, including interval
Price:
£25 – £10 and discounts
Venue:
Mercury Main Theatre

Hailed as ‘shockingly entertaining’ and ‘appallingly funny’, Bruce Norris’ hilarious satire Clybourne Park explores the ever contentious themes of race and property ownership.

In 1959 Chicago, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bed at a knock-down price. The sale creates ripples of discontent amongst the cosy white urbanites of Clybourne Park when the new owners turn out to be a black family.

Fast forward to 2009 and the same property is being bought by Lindsey and Steve whose plans to raze the house and start again is met with a similar response. Are the issues beneath the floorboards actually the same fifty years on?

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.

WE’RE GOING ON TOUR IN 2016!

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.

Ben Deery HEADSHOT 1

Ben Deery

Karl / Steve

Rebecca Oldfield HEADSHOT 1

Rebecca Oldfield

Betsy / Lindsey

Mark Womack HEADSHOT web 1

Mark Womack

Dan / Russ

Gloria Onitiri HEADSHOT 1

Gloria Onitiri

Francine / Lena

Rebecca Manley HEADSHOT 1

Rebecca Manley

Bev / Kathy

Wole Sawyerr HEADSHOT NEW 1

Wole Sawyerr

Albert / Kevin

William Troughton HEADSHOT 1

William Troughton

Jim / Tom (understudy Kenneth)

Dan Gaisford HEADSHOT 1

Dan Gaisford

Kenneth / ASM / Understudy Dan/Russ

Jen Holt HEADSHOT 1

Jen Holt

Understudy Karl/Steve

Chris Charles HEADSHOT 1 1

Chris Charles

Understudy Jim/Tom

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ASM / Understudy Bev/Kathy

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Understudy Betsey/Lindsey

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ASM / Understudy Albert/Kevin

★★★★★

Outrageously funny and provocative. A firecracker of a play

Daily Telegraph

★★★★★

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

The Stage

★★★★★

A beautiful piece of theatre

Daily Gazette

★★★★★

The funniest play of the year

Evening Standard

★★★★★

A beautifully crafted production

The Reviews Hub

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