Roots opens in Colchester

Wednesday 18th April 2012

Our co-production of Roots opened at the Mercury Theatre Colchester on Friday and has been well received by reviewers.

‘An absorbing production’ The Stage

‘A performance of great sensitivity’ **** What’s on Stage

‘This superbly constructed Kitchen Sink Drama is a real window on the changing lifestyles of the fifties.’ Essex Chronicle

To celebrate Arnold Wesker’s 80th birthday this new co-production of his revolutionary 1959 play Roots , bursting with humour, imagination and compassion, joins us at Nottingham Playhouse on 23 May.

Andrew Breakwell, Director of Roots is delighted with the reception to the play so far and when asked what people who are yet to see the show can expect, he said: “I hope they will find it enthralling and really amusing. For some people, hopefully, it may just change some of their perceptions of the world and it may raise some questions about our experiences now in 2012 which were also common to those people in 1959.”

Giles Croft, Artistic Director of Nottingham Playhouse, added: “It is a great play, at the heart of Arnold Wesker’s ground-breaking Trilogy, with a resonance that speaks across the years.”

Roots is sponsored by Nottingham City Transport and opens at Nottingham Playhouse on Wednesday 23 May and runs until Saturday 2 June. For more information click here.