Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Thu 9 Jul 2020 7:30pm
An African country teeters on the edge of civil war. A society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an independent future. Tshembe, returned home from England for his father’s funeral, finds himself in the eye of the storm.
Yaël Farber (Mies Julie, Nirbhaya) directs the final play by Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin in the Sun): a brave, illuminating and powerful work that confronts the hope and tragedy of revolution.
This play is about imperialism, racism, and colonialism and contains some scenes of racially motivated violence, that some people may find distressing.
This archive recording was captured by the National Theatre in 2016.
We can't go out so we're not spending money on things like coffee and cakes, glass of wine or beer, and generally eating out and socialising.
Why not pop the money you’ve saved on some of these things into a jar and put it towards the Raise the Roof appeal. If we ask friends and family to do the same we could raise a reasonable amount of money for the appeal.
Even if we only put a couple of pounds a week away it would all add up. What do you think - shall we give it a go? It would be great if once our wonderful theatre can reopen we have lots of jars of money to hand over!
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Although you are not able to attend any shows for now, you can show your support for the theatre by becoming a theatre friend. For an annual subscription towards theatre funds you receive inside information on upcoming shows and also discounts on tickets.
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