This is a revival of August Wilson's 1987 play which won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in the same year. In the leading role here is Lenny Henry, better known to most of us in the UK as a comedian but increasingly making a name for himself as what is often oddly described as a 'straight actor'. Though Mr Henry proves more than capable of coping with this immensely challenging role, he is extremely well-served by a very fine cast, and together they produce an intense and thought-provoking... Read more
Set between the Korean and Vietnam wars, it is the story of a family trying to hold itself together and of what happens when a strong man is robbed of his dreams. Troy Maxson, a once gifted athlete denied his turn at the big time and now struggling through daily life in Pittsburgh. Resentful of a world he believes has denied him chances at every turn, he takes out his anger on a sports-obsessed son and his loyal wife.