Clybourne Park

By Bruce Norris
The Sainsbury Theatre, LAMDA

Directed by Anthony Lau
Designed by Nate Gibson

Clybourne Park is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books

Synopsis

Welcome to Clybourne Park, Chicago where the same house is being sold twice, fifty years apart.

It’s 1959 and Russ and Bev are selling their home for a bargain price, which allows the first black family to move into the neighbourhood – causing quite a stir amongst the cost, white community.

Fifty years on, we’re in 2009. Lindsey and Steve, a young white couple, are buying that same house with a plan to demolish it, once again alarming the neighbourhood.

LAMDA Alum Anthony Lau, directs Norris’ satire, exploring the rift between race and property and how ghosts and resentments of the past can be uncovered.

About the Writer - Bruce Norris 

Bruce Norris is an American actor and playwright who lives in New York. Clybourne Park premiered at Playwrights Horizons in New York in 2010, before transferring to the Royal Court Theatre and the West End in London. It is the only play to date to have received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony, Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play.

His other plays include The Infidel (2000), Purple Heart (2002), We all Went Down to Amsterdam (2003), The Unmentionables (2006) and A Parallelogram (2010) which were all first produced by Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago; The Pain and the Itch (Playwrights Horizons, Steppenwolf, 2004, Royal Court Theatre, 2007; winner of Chicago’s Jefferson Joseph Award for Best New Work); The Low Road (Royal Court Theatre, 2013) Domesticated (Lincoln Center, 2013) and Downstate (Steppenwolf/National Theatre 2018).

About the Director - Anthony Lau

Credits as Director include A Better Man: 5x5x5 and The Cherry Orchard Parallel (Young Vic), Juicy and Delicious (Nuffield Theatre), The Common Land (Rose Theatre Kingston), Dreaming in America (Shoreditch Town Hall), Still Life/Red Peppers (Old Red Lion), The Taste of Us (HighTide Festival) and I Am A Camera (Southwark Playhouse).

As Associate Director credits include The Shadow Factory (Nuffield Theatre). As Staff Director at the National Theatre credits include ANNA. As Assistant Director credits include Ink (West End), First Light (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Glass Menagerie (Nuffield Theatre), The Hudsucker Proxy (Liverpool Playhouse/Nuffield Theatre), King Lear (Chichester Festival Theatre/BAM), Mint (Royal Court Theatre), Canvas (Chichester Festival theatre), Bingo (Young Vic), Hungry Ghosts (Orange Tree Theatre) and An Inspector Calls (Paris tour).

Anthony was Laboratory Associate Director at Nuffield Southampton Theatres and trained as a director at LAMDA, the Young Vic and the National Theatre Studio.

Wednesday 16 October – 7:30pm

Friday 18 October – 2pm

Saturday 19 October – 7:30pm

Tuesday 22 October – 2pm

Wednesday 23 October – 7:30pm

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£14 (£7 concessions)*

Group booking: £9 each for groups of ten or more.

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How to find LAMDA

155 Talgarth Road
London
W14 9DA

By Tube
The nearest tube station is Barons Court, which is served by the District and Piccadilly lines

Directed by Anthony Lau

Designed by Nate Gibson

Bev/Kathy - Amelia Corrada

Albert/Kevin - Ahmed Elhaj

Karl/Steve - Nate Morley

Frankie/Lena - Olivia Nakintu

Jim/Tom - Haydn Ody

Betsy/Lindsay - Melanie Schaffer

Russ/Dan - Joey Tyler

Stage Manager: BELLA KEAR

Deputy Stage Manager: EVIE GRAHAM-BROWN

Assistant Stage Managers: DAIVA ALEKSIUNAITE

Sound Designer: LAURA HOWARD

Production Manager: MACUSHLA McGOWN

Lighting Designer: LOUIS PEZET

Chief Lx: ELKE DE VALCK

Deputy Lx: OLIVER HORNE, HANNAH JAROCKA, OLA PRZYTULA, AMELIA SWINCHEN-REW

Production Carpenter: TABITHA PIGGOTT

Deputy Carpenters: JOE CAPJON, GABRIEL McIVOR, NEVISON KUSOKURA, JAMES RICHARDS, BEN WRIGHT