Location: National Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PX
Date & Time: 3rd May 2016 at 7:30pm
Tickets: £25 each (plus booking fee)
Show length: Approximately 3 hours
National Theatre website
We don’t want to give anything away just in case the play returns to the UK but the honest truth is that Les Blancs is an amazing play and a definite must see!
We both independently noticed the eye-catching flyer on the London underground tube adverts and coincidentally mentioned it on the same day to each other – a clear sign that we should go and watch it! After a little research, we checked the availability and booked our tickets via Love Theatre.
This gripping play was written by Lorraine Hansberry and debuted on Broadway in 1970. The National Theatre production was directed by the skilful Yaël Farber, who along with the cast did a wonderful job of portraying the complex issues that were birthed as a result of colonialism.
The storyline is powerful and captivating right from the start and without giving too much away, the play is about the revolutionary spirit in Africa during colonial times. Identity, masculinity, power and belonging are some of the key themes throughout the play. The production was simple yet extremely effective.
Our seats were great!! We were located right in the middle of the theatre with a clear view of the whole stage.
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