In 1959 Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bed at a knock-down price. This enables the first Black family to move into the neighbourhood, creating ripples of discontent amongst the cosy white urbanites of Clybourne Park. In 2009, the same property is being bought by Lindsey and Steve whose plans to raze the house and start again is met with a similar response. Are the issues festering beneath the floorboards actually the same fifty years on?
Bruce Norris’ (The Pain and the Itch) satirical new play explores the fault line between race and property.
Director Dominic Cooke’s recent Royal Court credits include Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Fever, Seven Jewish Children, Wig Out!, Now or Later and The Pain and the Itch.
Age guidance 14+
Running time: 2 hrs (including interval)
'Norris's play nails the thorny subject of race relations with a bilious zest that takes one's breath away.'
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