April Theatre of the Month > Mercury Theatre Colchester
1 April 2016
Our April Theatre of the Month is the Mercury Theatre Colchester.
The Mercury Theatre Colchester is the most active producing theatre in East Anglia, and is a vital centre of excellence in the East’s growing creative economy.
Under the Made in Colchester brand, the Mercury creates theatre which reaches audiences and generates critical attention regionally and nationally. The Mercury is a champion of regional arts, both as an active co-producer with other venues and companies and also touring our own productions to audiences across the UK.
Made in Colchester: Clybourne Park
Coming up next in the Mercury’s Made in Colchester season is Clybourne Park, a razor-sharp satire that's been hailed as "appallingly funny" and "shockingly entertaining".
The play received five star reviews when it played to West End audiences in 2010.
This spring, Clybourne Park will be performed outside of London for the first time as the Mercury takes this hilarious comedy on its first ever UK tour!
About Clybourne Park
This razor-sharp satire lifts the lid on race and real estate in a fictional Chicago neighbourhood.
The swinging sixties are just around the corner as a black family move into a suburban white enclave, triggering all too predictable mutterings from the neighbours. Fifty years on, we return to the same house in 2009 as gentrification sets in and the roles are reversed.
One skilful ensemble of actors play two sets of characters in a play hailed as ‘shockingly entertaining’ and ‘appallingly funny’.
Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike since its debut on Broadway in 2009, Clybourne Park has been awarded Best Play at the Olivier Awards, the Evening Standard Best Play Award, the South Bank Sky Arts Theatre Award and Critics’ Circle Best Play Award.
Don’t miss Clybourne Park at a venue near you:
Fri 8 – Sat 23 Apr Mercury Theatre Colchester
Mon 25 – Sat 30 Apr Richmond Theatre
Mon 2 May – Sat 7 May Yvonne Arnaud Guildford
Mon 9 May – Sat 14 May Cambridge Arts Theatre
Tue 17 – Sat 21 May Oxford Playhouse
Mon 23 – Sat 28 May Theatr Clwyd
You can use your Theatre Tokens at Mercury Theatre Colchester, Richmond Theatre and Oxford Playhouse.
For more information about Clyboune Park and to book tickets, visit the Mercury website: www.mercurytheatre.co.uk/event/clybourne-park