National Theatre's Les Blancs to stream this week
The production was filmed lived in 2016 and stars Girl From The North Country's Sheila Atim MBE.
Les Blancs, written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Yaël Farber, is the next release as part of National Theatre's 'At Home' streaming series. Viewers can tune in on 2 July from 7PM GMT on National Theatre's YouTube channel to watch. The production will be available to stream for one week.
The play premiered at the National Theatre in 2016 and was filmed live. The production stars Danny Sapani (Medea, Black Panther, Killing Eve), Siân Phillips (People, Clash of the Titans), Sheila Atim MBE (The Girl From the North Country), and Tunji Kasim (Network, Antony & Cleopatra).
Hailed by the Daily Telegraph as "an exquite production," Les Blancs explores an African country on the brink of civil war. Hansberry's final drama, written more than a decade after A Raisin in the Sun, looks at a nation and a family on the precipice of tragedy, as the characters search for hope and identity in the face of revolution.
Les Blancs is one of the final shows that National Theatre will be presenting, as it concludes its weekly free streaming service at the end of July. National Theatre at Home was established in April to make the performing arts more accessible while theatregoers are staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since April, the theatre has released twelve productions that were streamed on National Theatre’s YouTube channel, and have captivated millions of viewers from around the world.
Watch a trailer for the production below.