Trouble in Mind

Dorfman - National Theatre, Upper Ground
Trouble in Mind
Dorfman - National Theatre, Upper Ground

Olivier Award nominated Tanya Moodie will reprise her role as Wiletta Mayer in a London revival of Trouble in MindTrouble in Mind is at the Dorfman Theatre from December 2021.

Wiletta is a talented African-American actress who has spent a lifetime building a career in the theatre. Now she is on Broadway, rehearsing Chaos in Belleville, an anti-lynching play with a white director. As rehearsals progress, Wiletta finds it increasingly difficult to relate to the part she is playing. Will she be able to overcome her misgivings and let the show go on?

Peppered with knowing humour and richly drawn characters, this vivid depiction of backstage life smartly satirises the white dominated theatre scene of the fifties.

Alice Childress was an extraordinary trailblazer in the history of American Theatre, the first African-American woman to win an OBIE award (for her production of Trouble in Mind in 1956), to direct off Broadway and to have a play professionally produced in New York.

Previews from |
2nd December 2021
Opening date |
9th December 2021
Closes |
29th January 2022
Categories |
By:
Alice Childress
Director:
Nancy Medina
Lighting:
Nao Nagai
Sound:
Elena Peña
Design:
Rajha Shakiry
Costume:
Rajha Shakiry
Cast list:
Tanya Moodie, Daniel Adeosun, Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Joe Bannister, Emma Canning, John Hollingworth, Rory Keenan, Gary Lilburn and Cyril Nri.

Dorfman - National Theatre Venue Information

Address:
Dorfman - National Theatre, National Theatre, Upper Ground, Ground South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest tube:
Waterloo, Southwark, Embankment

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