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Les Blancs

Olivier, National Theatre, London (*****)

© Johan Persson, Danny Sapani (Tshembe Matoseh) and Matriarch singers

© Johan Persson,
Danny Sapani (Tshembe Matoseh) and Matriarch singers

A landmark production in a National Theatre repertoire increasingly spreading its wings, Lorraine Hansberry’s rarely seen Les Blancs is more incendiary even than her A Raisin in the Sun, now regarded as an American classic, but radically breaking the mould despite its Broadway success. Continue reading