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Full cast announced for Clybourne Park transfer
The full cast has been announced for The Royal Court Production of Clybourne Park, by Bruce Norris, directed by Dominic Cooke, which transfers to the Wyndham's Theatre, opening 8 Feb 2011, following previews from 28 Jan - running to 7 May 2011.
Stuart McQuarrie & Jason Watkins replace Martin Freeman & Steffan Rhodri, and will join original cast members Lorna Brown, Sarah Goldberg, Michael Goldsmith, Lucian Msamati, Sam Spruell, Sophie Thompson.
Clybourne Park closed at the Royal Court Downstairs on Saturday 2 Oct, following a sold out 5 week run. It received terrific notices from the popular press: Rich and compelling (Londontheatre.co.uk); Funniest new play of the year (Standard); Excellently acted production (Guardian).
This satirical new play explores the fault line between race and property. In 1959 Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bed at a knock-down price. This enables the first Black family to move into the neighbourhood, creating ripples of discontent amongst the cosy white urbanites of Clybourne Park. In 2009, the same property is being bought by Lindsey and Steve whose plans to raze the house and start again is met with a similar response. Are the issues festering beneath the floorboards actually the same fifty years on?