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Trouble in Mind


Wiletta Mayer is a talented African-American actress who has spent a lifetime building a career in the theatre. Now she is on Broadway, rehearsing Chaos in Belleville, an anti-lynching play with a white director.
Print Room, London, seen from the street.

Photo: Peter Brown 2015


Overview


Genre: Drama

Director:
Laurence Boswell

Author:
Alice Childress

Production:
The Print Room in co-production with Theatre Royal Bath

Running time: To be confirmed

Age suitability:
Not available

Background


Laurence Boswell's critically acclaimed production of Trouble in Mind transfers to Print Room at the Coronet following a hugely successful run at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio.


Alice Childress was an extraordinary trailblazer in the history of American Theatre, the first African-American woman to win an OBIE award (for her production of Trouble in Mind in 1956), to direct off Broadway and to have a play professionally produced in New York.


Synopsis


Wiletta Mayer is a talented African-American actress who has spent a lifetime building a career in the theatre.


Now she is on Broadway, rehearsing Chaos in Belleville, an anti-lynching play with a white director.


As rehearsals progress, Wiletta finds it increasingly difficult to relate to the part she is playing.


Will she be able to overcome her misgivings and let the show go on?


Peppered with knowing humour and richly drawn characters, this vivid depiction of backstage life smartly satirises the white dominated theatre scene of the fifties.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
The Coronet
103 Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3LB

Box office tel: 020 3642 6606

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 14 September 2017

Press night:Thursday 21 September 2017

Closes:Saturday 14 October 2017

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 3-00pm

Tickets


Previews:
£20, £28

Standard:
£20, £28

Concessions:
£16, £23

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Cast


Tanya Moodie - Wiletta Mayer

Andrew Alexander - Eddie

Faith Alabi - Millie

Daisy Boulton - Judy Sears

Pip Donaghy - Henry

Ncuti Gatwa - John Nevins

Geoff Leesley - Bill O'Wray

Jonathan Slinger - Al Manners

Ewart James Walters - Sheldon Forrester


Creatives


Director: Laurence Boswell

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