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A Raisin in the Sun - 2016

A Raisin in the Sun - 2016

by Lorraine Hansberry 

An Eclipse Theatre Company / Belgrade Theatre, Coventry & Sheffield Theatres co-production

This intense family drama, written on the cusp of the civil rights era, sees the Younger family await the arrival of a cheque for a life changing $10,000. Driven to conflict as they encounter issues of inequality, housing and lack of opportunity that continue to resonate today, the play acts as a stark warning to anyone who measures happiness and personal worth in capital gain.

A Raisin in the Sun is the type of play I love - one with a domestic setting, universal themes and big emotions. Lorraine Hansberry was a visionary and a playwright I always introduce writers to - most recently our ‘Revolution Mix’ writers. Like all great playwrights Hansberry allows her characters to speak the truth in a way that transcends time and place." Dawn Walton- Artistic Director EclipseTheatre 

A Raisin in the Sun - press release

Cast

     
Walter Lee Younger -  Ashley Zhangazha  

 
Lena Younger (Mama) - Angela Wynter



    

Beneatha Younger -  Susan Wokoma  


  

 Ruth Younger - Alisha Bailey


            
Joseph Asagai & 
George Murchison -   Aron Julius    


                  

Karl Lindner -  
Mike Burnside
     



Bobo - Everal A Walsh
      

  
Travis Younger - Kiano Samuels / Adryan Dorset Pitt / Solomon Gordon 


Creative Team

Director - Dawn Walton
Designer - Amanda Stoodley
Lighting Designer - Aideen Malone
Sound Designer  - Adrienne Quartly
Casting Director - Briony Barnett CDG
Assistant Director - Celine Lowenthal
Voice Coach - Richard Ryder
Movement Director - Steve Medlin
Choreographer - Martha Stylianou

Gallery

photos by Johan Persson

Angela Wynter
Angela Wynter as Mama / Lena Younger
The Younger Family
Mike Burnside & Angela Wynter
Alisha Bailey & Ashley Zhangazha
Angela Wynter & Ashley Zhangazha
Aron Julius & Susan Wokoma
Alisha Bailey as Ruth Younger
Angela Wynter & Adryan Dorset Pitt
Susan Wokoma & Alisha Bailey
Alisha Bailey & Ashley Zhangazha
Alisha Bailey, Susan Wokoma & Ashley Zhangazha
Susan Wokoma & Angela Wynter
Ashley Zhangazha & Everal A Walsh
Ashley Zhangazha & Alisha Bailey
Alisha Bailey & Kiano Samuels
Ashley Zhangazha & Solomon Gordon


Reviews

The Guardian ****
still sings out loud, angry and true

The Times ****
riveting/burns with feeling

Whats On Stage
 ****
above all, a play about family


The Reviews Hub
 ****
important and engaging


Exeunt
  - we are in no doubt that what is happening on stage is real



Tour Dates

28 Jan to 13 Feb: Crucible Studio Theatre 

17 Feb to 20 Feb: New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich   

23 Feb to 27 Feb: Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

2 Mar to 5 Mar : Liverpool Playhouse

8 Mar to 12 Mar: Watford Palace Theatre

16 Mar to 19 Mar: The Albany, Deptford  

22 to 26 Mar: The Belgrade, Coventry


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