By August Wilson
Directed by Paulette Randall
Following his triumphant performance as Othello in the West End and in The Comedy of Errors for the National Theatre, Lenny Henry takes on one of the 20th century’s most exceptional characters.
Troy Maxson was once a gifted athlete but denied his turn at the big time he now struggles through daily life, taking out his anger on a sports-obsessed son and his loyal wife.
Winner of multiple accolades, including two Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Fences is one of America's greatest dramas. Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, it is the story of a family battling against prejudices and the universal heartache of a man robbed of his dreams.
Writing in the grand tradition of Eugene O’Neill and Arthur Miller, August Wilson is widely considered to be one of the most significant contributors to American drama and has won almost every significant award.
One of the richest theatrical experiences I have ever had in the theatre. I wasn’t just moved. I was transfixed. New York Post
Lenny Henry is a delight ... Henry responds manfully to the demands of a remarkably rich central role in the moving, absorbing revival of a great play **** Dominic Maxwell, The Times
It’s a cracking production of a play which, despite its verbosity, achieves many passages of searching psychological insight and shattering dramatic power.**** Telegraph
Paulette Randall's compelling revival of Fences shows that this is one of Wilson's finest achievements. It's also one of Lenny Henry's, who gives his best stage performance to dateThe Observer
I can’t wait to see this play; it’s a fascinating read and fully deserving of this revival. And who better to play the lead than Lenny Henry after his triumphant Othello? This promises to be a treat, so book soon to get the best seats.
Venue: Main Stage | Category: Drama | Running Time: : Approx 2hrs 40mins