Les Blancs

Venue: 
Olivier Theatre, National
Location: 
West End

Cast includes Sian Phillips, Danny Sapani, Sheila Atim, Gary Beadle, Sidney Cole, Elliot Cowan, James Fleet, Clive Francis, Tunji Kasim, Anna Madeley, Anna Maria Nabirye, Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Mark Theodore An African country teeters on the edge of civil war. A society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an independent future. Racial tensions boil over. Tshembe, returned home from England for his father’s funeral, finds himself in the eye of the storm. A family and a nation fall apart under the pressure to determine their own identity ...

By: 
Lorraine Hansberry
Director: 
Yael Farber
Les Blancs Schedule
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 22 March, 2016
Booking to: 
Wednesday, 4 May, 2016
Address:
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest tube:
Waterloo

Our Review

Lorraine Hansberry is best remembered by her 1959 breakthrough play 'A Raisin in the Sun' which not only made her the first African American writer to be produced on Broadway, as well as one of the first women, but also found a new style of writing that cemented traditional dramatic conventions and elements alongside a contemporary topic. Her 1970 play 'Les Blancs', completed by her former... Read more

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