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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun


  • DATES & TIMES: Wednesday 16 - Saturday 19 March, 7.30pm. Thursday 17 & Saturday 19 March, 2.30pm matinee
  • AGE GROUP: 12+
  • TICKETS: £14

    A Raisin in the Sun

    ‘Never before, the entire history of theatre, has so much of the truth of black people’s lives been seen on the stage.’ JAMES BALDWIN

    The Younger family are living in a small apartment that fit them when they were half their number: their hopes, dreams and aspirations on hold for years within the four walls and around the kitchen table. But when a chance to change the course of their future emerges, the pressures of opportunity threaten to overwhelm them.


    A ferocious portrayal of working class life on the cusp of the civil rights era, Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark drama bursts with intense family conflict, racial politics and social consciousness.


    Produced by Eclipse, Britain’s leading black-led national touring company, with performances from Ashley Zhangazha, who won the 2013 Ian Charleson Award for his performance as Ross in Macbeth at the Crucible, and Angela Wynter.


    Written by Lorraine Hansberry


    '[Hansberry’s] messages and questions about racism, gender and social justice feel more urgent than ever… inspirational and horrifying at the same time.' Exeunt Magazine 

    'Hansberry’s family drama still sings out loud, angry and true.' â˜…★★★ The Guardian 

    'Blistering, beautiful, trailblazing.' â˜…★★★ The Times


    Have a look at the trailer below: 


    Special schools rate available.

    Post show talk, Thursday 17 March.

    BSL Interpreted, Thursday 17 March. 

    Audio Described, 2.30pm, Saturday 19 March

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