Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fences is a telling story set in '50s America (part of The Pittsburgh Cycle stories) at a time when race-relations were still shameful and opportunities were few.
Troy, a Major League baseball player who overturned his chances by committing an accidental murder during a robbery, finds himself redeemed from jail, in a job but still bitter that his baseball-playing career appears to be over. Still faced with the prejudices and mistrust bestowed upon him, he collects the trash, gets paid for his duties and obsesses with death. And avoiding it.
Originally premiered on Broadway in the late '80s, the lead part of Troy Maxson was originally played by award-garnering actor James Earl Jones, later performed by Denzil Washington for a 2010 revival. It takes a strong man to tackle Troy - step forward esteemed and serious actor Lenny Henry.
For the UK version of the same August Wilson play, Henry brings a bold demeanour to Maxson's troubled world and an unmissable draw for the play itself. Critically-acclaimed by most of the press, Fences is by turns a gripping, powerful tour-de-force that thrusts Henry's acting abilities into the spotlight, mirroring his charged performance as Othello a few years ago.
London's Duchess Theatre will continue to run Fences until September with the chance for you to see out the residency at a bargain price!
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