Suzan-Lori Parks’ White Noise will receive its European premiere at the Bridge Theatre this October with a cast comprising James Corrigan, Ken Nwosu, Faith Omole and Helena Wilson.
White Noise is an unflinching look at race in the 21st century from both a black and white perspective. Parks play follows four best friends and lovers in their mid-thirties; when one of them is attacked by the police in a racially motivated assault, his response to the attack shakes the foundation of their friendships.
Suzan-Lori Parks is a multi-award-winning American playwright and the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her Broadway hit Topdog/Underdog.
James Corrigan is best known for his Shakespearian roles including King Lear at Duke of York’s Theatre; Julius Caesar, Coriolanus, Antony & Cleopatra, Two Noble Kinsmen, The 7 Acts of Mercy, Wendy and Peter Pan, Othello, The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare Birthday all for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Ken Nwosu’s theatre credits include National Theatre productions of An Octoroon, Three Sisters and As You Like It. TV roles include Killing Eve, The Letter for the King, Upstart Crow and Catastrophe.
Faith Omole’s work include A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Shakespeare’s Globe, An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre, Twelfth Night for the Royal Exchange and Walk in the Light for the National Theatre.
Helena Wilson’s theatre credits include The Deep Blue Sea (Chichester Festival Theatre); Measure for Measure, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Lady from the Sea all for The Donmar Warehouse; and, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at The Old Vic.
Polly Findlay directs with set design by Lizzie Clachan, costumes by Natalie Pryce, lighting by Jackie Shemesh, movement by Jade Hackett and sound by Donato Wharton.
White Noise runs from 5 October 2021 until 13 November 2021 at The Bridge Theatre, with opening night on 12 October 2021.
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