Fences by August Wilson at Duchess with Lenny Henry
The Theatre Royal Bath production of Fences, by August Wilson, transfers to the West End's Duchess Theatre, opening 26 June 2013, following previews from 19 June - running to 14 Sep 2013.
Directed by Paulette Randall, the cast includes Lenny Henry (Troy Maxson), Tanya Moodi, Colin McFarlane, Peter Bankole, Ashley Zhangazha..
It is designed by Libby Watson, lighting by Johanna Town, sound by Al Ashford.
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.