CORONAVIRUS: currently, all theatres and related venues are closed. Shows are either being cancelled, postponed or rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with all the changes. There are currently few changes after May 2020 and many shows that were due for April have been pushed back towards the end of Autumn. Pantomimes are looking like a safe bet at the moment ;-)
Rachel is a young, educated, middle-class woman. But she is born into an African-American family in the early 20th century - a world in which ignorance and violence prevail. While her family and neighbours find different ways to survive, Rachel's dreams of getting married and becoming a mother collide with the tragic events of her family's past as she confronts the harsh reality of a racist world. Written exactly midway between the American Civil War and the end of slavery, and the explosion of Civil Rights in the 1960s, this hauntingly beautiful and profoundly shocking play still asks urgent questions for today. European premiere. Performers Adelayo Adedayo (Rachel Loving), Sheila Atim (Mrs Lane), Kaylah Black (Ethel Lane), Lexyn Boahen (Ethel Lane), Miquel Brown (Mrs Loving), Joel McDermott (Jimmy Mason), Nakay Kpaka (Tom Loving), Zephryn Taitte (John Strong), William Wright-Neblett (Jimmy Mason). AuthorAngelina Weld Grimke.Presented byABG Productions (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre).DirectorOla Ince.DesignAlex Marker.LightingElliot Griggs.CostumeAnna Lewis.SoundMax Pappenheim.DirectorAxa Hynes (casting).