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Clybourne Park

8 Apr - 23 Apr 2016
  • Approximate running time 2hrs 10minutes, including interval
  • £25 – £10 and discounts
"Outrageously funny and provocative. A firecracker of a play"
— Daily Telegraph

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.

57750
Mercury Main Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT, Essex, UK

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury’s main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary’s multi-storey car park!

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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
Creatives
"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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