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27th November, 2019

Clybourne Park


Event Details

27th November, 2019
End Date:
30th November, 2019
Embassy Theatre, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
£0 - £10

In 1959 a white couple are about to sell their house in the exclusively white Chicago suburb of Clybourne Park to a Black family, creating a storm of protest from the other residents.

Fifty years on, in this now diverse neighbourhood, the same house is being sold by its Black owners to a white family who plan to demolish it and rebuild, in a regentrification process that will ultimately price Black families out of the area again. The times have changed, but are the underlying attitudes really any different?

Inspired by Lorraine Hansbury’s ground-breaking A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park had its UK premiere at the Royal Court in 2011.

By Bruce Norris

Director: Lindsay Posner

Performed by BA (Hons) Acting working alongside students from the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice

By arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

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