Image: National Theatre
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.
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).
Social media & info
London SE1 9PX
Performance days & times
Mon - Thu evening; all matinees
£35 - £15
Fri & Sat evenings
£40 - £18
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)
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