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NTAH: Les Blancs

Thu 9th Jul 2020 7.00pm
NTAH: Les Blancs

An epic masterpiece

An African country teeters on the edge of civil war. A society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an independent future. Racial tensions boil over. Tshembe, returned home from England for his father’s funeral, finds himself in the eye of the storm.

A family and a nation fall apart under the pressure to determine their own identity as this brave, illuminating and powerful play confronts the hope and tragedy of revolution.

Written eleven years after A Raisin in the SunLorraine Hansberry’s final drama is an unknown masterpiece of the American stage and a highly theatrical search for the soul of post-colonial Africa.

Les Blancs marks the National Theatre debut of the multi-award-winning director Yaël Farber, whose productions include The Crucible (Old Vic) and the internationally-acclaimed Mies Julie and Nirbhaya.




by Lorraine Hansberry, final text adapted by Robert Nemiroff

Running Time: Approx 3 hours inc interval


Thursday 9th July
Start: 7.00pm



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