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Clybourne Park – Oxford Playhouse

The Cast of Clybourne Park

Writer: Bruce Norris Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Fergus Morgan As one member of the audience pointed out in a lively post-show discussion following this performance of Clybourne Park at the Oxford Playhouse, Lorraine Hansberry is enjoying something of a purple patch in British theatre right now. A completed Les Blancs is playing to huge acclaim at the National, Eclipse Theatre’s ...

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A Raisin In The Sun – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Lorraine Hansberry Director:John Retallack Reviewer: Fergus Morgan With Bruce Norris’ acclaimed Clybourne Park arriving at the Oxford Playhouse next week, it seems only appropriate to treat dedicated theatre-goers to a staged reading of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In The Sun, the 1959 play upon which Clybourne Park is based, a few days before. Produced in association with Oxford’s Ruskin ...

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A Raisin in the Sun – Liverpool Playhouse

Walter and Ruth sat at kitchen table

Writer: Lorraine Hansberry Director: Dawn Walton Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Set in Chicago in the late 1950s, Lorraine Hansberry’s thought provoking, iconic play A Raisin in the Sun is an intense and fiery script which gives the audience a glimpse of family life for the black community of the Windy City just before the Civil Rights Movement came into force. In ...

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A Raisin in the Sun – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Walter and Ruth sat at kitchen table

Writer: Lorraine Hansberry Director: Dawn Walton Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage   Lorraine Hansbury’s A Raisin in the Sun may have been written in 1959 but the questions it raises about family relationships, poverty and the dream of bettering oneself by owning your own home ring as true today as they did then. This is the story of the Younger family and ...

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A Raisin In The Sun – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Alisha Bailey and Ashley Zhangazha

Writer: Lorraine Hansberry Director: Dawn Walton Reviewer: Paul Couch   Essentially, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In The Sun is a magnificent soap opera in the best tradition of the genre, no more, no less. That’s not to detract from its quality in any way but anyone hoping for some cerebral, social metaphors is likely to be disappointed. It’s a neat, ...

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NEWS: The Last Five Years to lead New Wolsey 15th birthday season

Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre have today [23 October] announced their Spring 2016 15th Birthday Season. Headlining the season is a new production of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. Recently turned into a film, the musical tells the story of a passionate love affair but with one side of the story played in chronological order, the other played backwards. ...

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Clybourne Park – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Bruce Norris Director: Gillian Lemon Reviewer: May Mellstrom Any play that can boast of winning an Olivier Award, Tony Award or the Pulitzer Prize immediately sets a high standard for itself, so it takes a brave theatre company to present a play that has won all three. said&done production of Bruce Norris’s 2010 play Clybourne Park lives up to ...

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A Raisin in the Sun – Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York

Writer: Lorraine Hansberry Director: Kenny Leon Reviewer: Stephen Bates Bruce Norris’s savage satire Clybourne Park, a big hit on both sides of the Atlantic in 2010, centred on the impact on an exclusively white Chicago suburb of that name when a black family moves in in 1959. Therefore it makes a fascinating theatrical cross reference to now see this play, ...

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