A Raisin In The Sun - New Wolsey Theatre

A Raisin In The Sun

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Presented by Eclipse Theatre Company, Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Sheffield Theatres

By Lorraine Hansberry

A ferocious portrayal of working class life on the cusp of the civil rights era, Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark drama bursts with intense family conflict, racial politics and social consciousness.

The Younger family are living in a small apartment that fit them when they were half their number: their hopes, dreams and aspirations on hold for years within the four walls and around the kitchen table. But when a chance to change the course of their future emerges, the pressures of opportunity threaten to overwhelm them.

‘Never before, the entire history of theatre, has so much of the truth of black people’s lives been seen on the stage’ - James Baldwin 

Reviews of A Raisin In The Sun

What the press say

"It is inspirational and horrifying at the same time"


★★★★ "Important and Engaging"

The Reviews Hub

"This insightful play was written before its time and has extraordinary relevance to today"

East Anglian Daily Times

What the public say

saw this beautiful play on Saturday whilst visiting Ipswich was a bit of a rollercoaster of emotions so touching and heartfelt and yet funny in parts left me in tears at the end


Outstanding performances from all the players in this divine play about race relationss. Staggeringly relevant in these tumultuous times we live in. 5 stars.

Duncan Reid

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