Set in the deep south of USA in 1918 when interracial marriage was illegal, Julia, a black seamstress, and Herman, a white baker, are defying all odds with their secret love. They face vicious judgement not just by society but also their closest friends and family. As they finally begin to believe their dreams for a future together are possible, Herman becomes a victim of the Spanish flu. Determined to save him, Julia is faced with decisions that will change her life.
Award-winning American playwright Alice Childress’ Wedding Band is a searing and powerful masterpiece which offers a stark reflection of the reality she was writing in during the Civil Rights era. It explores themes of race and class, questioning the devastating impact of unjust laws on ordinary human lives.
This moving and emotive drama will be directed by Monique Touko following her smash-hit success School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play at the Lyric.
“Stunningly, immediately real... Childress excels at writing archetypal characters who aren’t bound by cliché.” Seattle Times
“A great deal of compassion...” New York Times
“An unforgettable piece of theatre.” Seattle Weekly
Audio described: 17 Jun 7:30pm
Captioned: 25 Jun 7:30pm
BSL: 21 Jun 7:30pm
Relaxed: 19 Jun 2:30pm
Now taking bookings for performances from Sat 1st June 2024 until Sat 29th June 2024.
Show times for each day are below.
Bus routes: 190, 266, 267, 391, H91
Night buses: N9, N11
Nearest rail: West Brompton
Tube lines: District, Piccadilly, Circle, Hammersmith & City
Nearest tube: Hammersmith
In congestion zone?: No
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Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London
Running time: 2h 30m (incl. interval)
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