Following critical acclaim and a sell-out run, Bruce Norris’ satirical comedy Clybourne Park transfers from the Royal Court to Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End.
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?
Norris’ hilarious satire explores the fault line between race and property. Written in two parts, over two generations in 1959 and 2009, the company play a different role in each act. Clybourne Park was originally staged at the Playwrights Horizons in New York in February 2010.