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Raisin in the Sun

Thomas Barrett, aged 17. In a rented apartment on Chicago’s South Side, the Younger family is full of hope, dreams, grief, and big plans. Their beloved father has died, and the money from his life insurance policy could change their lives.

Mama wants to put down roots in a home of her own. Her daughter Beneatha has her heart set on becoming a doctor. But her son Walter Lee thinks the money is his to spend — and he’s willing to sacrifice his values and his family to get what he wants. Each must face what it means to escape the confines of a segregated society. How do you create a meaningful life in a world designed to keep you down?

Ground-breaking, pioneering and challenging, Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” broke barriers as the first play by a Black woman on Broadway. Directed by Tinuke Craig (Jitney, The Color Purple), this classic family drama full of humour and heart, remains relevant and powerful in a world still divided by inequality.

Accessible Performances:
Chilled Environment: Wednesday 23 October, 1.30pm
Open Captioned: Thursday 24 October, 7.30pm
Audio Described: Saturday 26 October, 2.30pm
BSL Interpreted: Monday 28 October, 7.30pm

Age Restrictions

Ages 14+.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Wed 9th October 2024 until Sat 2nd November 2024.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

7.30pm

Tue

7.30pm

Wed

1.30pm
7.30pm

Thu

7.30pm

Fri

7.30pm

Sat

2.30pm
7.30pm

Sun

-

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: 190, 266, 267, 391, H91

Night Buses Icon Night buses: N9, N11

Rail Icon Nearest rail: West Brompton

London Underground Icon Tube lines: District, Piccadilly, Circle, Hammersmith & City

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Hammersmith

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: No

Facilities at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Bar

Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Location

King Street, Lyric Square, London, W6 0QL
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Raisin in the Sun

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London

Running until: Sat 2nd November 2024

Running time: 2hr 45min. Incl. 1 interval.