An Octoroon


In 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to do the same.
An Octoroon at National Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: National Theatre
Started: Thursday 7 June 2018
Closes: Wednesday 18 July 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' extraordinary play comes to the National Theatre after a sold-out run at the Orange Tree Theatre.


The New American Work Programme is supported by The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Lawton W Fitt & James I McLaren Foundation and Kathleen J Yoh.


Synopsis


In 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America.


Today, a black American playwright attempts to do the same.


Both old and new, An Octoroon gleefully remixes a Victorian melodrama set on a Louisiana plantation into 'a dazzling deconstruction of racial representation' (WhatsOnStage).


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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 7 June 2018

Press night:Thursday 14 June 2018

Closes:Wednesday 18 July 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Previews:
£30 - £15

Standard:

Mon - Thu evening; all matinees

£35 - £15


Fri & Sat evenings

£40 - £18


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Access information


Captioned performances for deaf and hard of hearing people:

Thursday 5 July 7.30pm

Tuesday 17 July 2pm


Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:

Friday 13 July 7.30pm

Saturday 14 July 2pm (Touch Tour at 12.45pm)


Cast


Cassie Clare

Emmanuella Cole

Celeste Dodwell

Iola Evans

Ken Nwosu

Vivan Oparah

Alistair Toovey

Kevin Trainor


Creatives


Author: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Composer: Theo Vidgen
Director: Ned Bennett
Designer: Georgia Lowe
Musical direction: Michael Henry
Lighting: Elliot Griggs
Sound: George Dennis
Fight director: Kev McCurdy
Movement: Ivan Blackstock
Puppetry: Jimmy Grimes
Production: Co-production with the Orange Tree Theatre

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