Fences

Venue: 
Duchess Theatre
Location: 
West End

Cast includes: Lenny Henry 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.

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By: 
August Wilson
Fences Schedule
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 19 June, 2013
Closes: 
Saturday, 14 September, 2013
Address:
3-5 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA
Nearest tube:
Covent Garden

Our Review

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... Read more

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