07 Apr 2015 - 18 Apr 2015

Race

“The explosive mixture of legal manoeuvrings, race, sex, media and class are all at work… Race will leave you thinking, questioning and re-examining your perceptions about “race”’.”

Chicago Now

Written by David Mamet

Directed by Stephen Macaulay

Produced with 2Heavy Productions

‘We’re going to give them a surprise. Sufficient to get whosoever’s on the jury, to put aside all the nonsense they think they’re supposed to think about race. And rule on the facts.’

A hotel room in disarray – lamps broken, cigarette butts, liquor bottles – a dress, and a man accused of rape…

The accused white, the accuser black.

Two lawyers have to uncover and sift through the facts of the case: is the man guilty? And, irrespective of that, can his case be won?

Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet’s (Glengarry Glen Ross, Oleanna, The Untouchables and Speed-the- Plow) play is a topical detective story about the perceptions and realities that colour our world: the subtle shades between victim and victimised.

Cast & Creative

Tayo Elesin headshot
Tayo Elesin

as Susan

Chris Tummings Headshot
Chris Tummings

as Henry Brown

Ian Mairs Headshot
Ian Mairs

as Charles Strickland

Jonathan Hansler headshot
Jonathan Hansler

as Jack Lawson

Stephen Macaulay

Director

Victoria Spearing

Set Designer

Russell Pearn

Technical Designer

Ana Becker

Stage Manager