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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.Performers Sheila Atim, Gary Beadle, Sidney Cole, Elliot Cowan, James Fleet, Clive Francis, Daniel Francis-Swaby, Tunji Kasim, Paul Lavers, Katie Lightfoot, Anna Madeley, anna-Maria Nabirye, Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Sian Phillips, Cameron Robertson, Danny Sapani, Mark Theodore, Karren Winchester.
Author Lorraine Hansberry. Corporate Sponsor Travelex. Producer National Theatre. Adapted by Robert Nemiroff (final text adaption). Director Yael Farber. Design Soutra Gilmour. Lighting Tim Lutkin. Music Adam Cork. Sound Adam Cork. Choreographer Imogen Knight. Other Jeannette Nelson (company voice work). Other Cathleen McCarron (company voice work). Dramaturg Drew Lichtenberg. Director Mark Maughan (staff director).
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