The Amen Corner

Olivier Theatre, National
West End

As the gospel singing soars, Sister Margaret, uncompromising pastor of her Harlem church, has a congregation already in revolt against her hardline leadership.

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James Baldwin
Rufus Norris
The Amen Corner Schedule
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 4 June, 2013
Wednesday, 14 August, 2013
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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Our Review

American James Baldwin (1924-87) was a multi-talented writer producing, over the course of his career, essays, novels and poems and the odd play besides. 'The Amen Corner' was his first play (published in 1954), and it is largely based on his own experiences. At the age of just 14 he joined the Pentecostal Church and became a preacher in his own right – drawing larger crowds than other... Read more

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