Les Blancs

The play is set in pre-independence colonial Africa. An American journalist arrives at a mission hospital run by European settlers; in the nearby village, a young man breaks his travels in Europe and America to return for his father's funeral. Both find themselves together with families and neighbours, drawn into deepening crisis as the struggle for independence touches the lives of villagers and settlers alike. Les Blancs is an epic drama about individuals caught in the maelstrom of change, facing painful choices in their struggle for freedom.
Author Lorraine Hansberry

Archive :: production:T0861190793, play:S194890510, venue:V491

Production details

Production sponsored by Bruntwood. European Premiere


Company Royal Exchange Theatre
Director Greg Hersov
Director Maranne Elliott
Design Liz Cooke
Choreographer Joanne Bernard
Lighting Bruno Poet
Sound Steve Brown
Music Juwon Ogungbe
Performer Paterson Joseph (Tshembe)
Performer Paul Hilton (Charlie Morris)
Performer Avril Elgar (Madame Neilson)
Performer Yemi Ajibade
Performer Sean Arnold
Performer Joanne Bernard
Performer O.T. Agbenle
Performer Chris Jackson
Performer Lara Marland
Performer Hamadi Mwapachu
Performer Wale Ojo
Performer Daniel Royser
Performer Clarence Smith
Performer Malcolm Tierney
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