Theatre Review: An Octoroon @orangetreetheatre ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Orange Tree Theatre has, for sure, bagged itself another breakout hit with this electric production from playwright, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and director, Ned Bennett. *
The New York Times said An Octoroon “may turn out to be this decade’s most eloquent theatrical statement on race in America today,” and, IMO, that’s no overstatement. *
The opening Stateside turned heads with its incorporation of blackface, whiteface and redface but this isn’t for shock value – this is a play that excites and provokes with intelligence. *
This is a satire so there are plenty of laughs along the way but this is a show that succeeds in its deliberate intent in making you feel uncomfortable. *
A show I would love to drag you all to see – especially those who hate theatre or who have become disillusioned. It puts fire in your veins. *
Closes June 24th. Tickets from £12.
London is known all around the world for its spectacular array of musicals and West End shows, amounting to an estimated 18,000 theatrical productions that take place each year. -
After much anticipation, I finally had the chance to see one of my favourite childhood books live in theatre at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End.
'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ was first published in 2003, and the first performance of the play was in August of 2012. Five years later, this award-winning production is finally coming to an end, and I watched and re-lived the book in its last week ever. Up until this day, this is still one of the most incredibly moving, relevant, and heart-warming stories I've ever read. If you're in London, check it out if you haven't yet 🐾