In 2010, Bruce Norris’ play wowed the Royal Court: this is a ten-year anniversary (well, plus two years lost to Covid) so forgive me for quoting what I wrote then.
London’s Park Theatre has announced details of its new spring season, running from 9 February to 30 April 2022.
Park Theatre’s new 2020 season highlights include the first major London revival of Bruce Norris’ multi-award-winning play Clybourne Park, the transfer of Hope Mill Theatre’s musical hit Rags and Simon Callow’s play adaptation of La Cage aux Folles.
This is that finely balanced thing: a comedy built around a tragedy. Six summers ago, a new-fledged critic for the Times, I wrote about its British premiere: “Bruce Norris’ play is billed as a satire on race and property in America, in 1959 and then the present day, but it reaches wider. Norris is in fact occupying territory somewhere between Arthur Miller and vintage Ayckbourn, and holding it triumphantly.”