Clybourne Park

This razor-sharp satire lifts the lid on race and real estate in a fictional Chicago neighborhood.

The swinging sixties are just around the corner as a black family move into a suburban white enclave, triggering all too predictable mutterings from the neighbours. Fifty years on, we return to the same house in 2009 as gentrification sets in and the roles are reversed.

One skilful ensemble of actors play two sets of characters in a play hailed as “shockingly entertaining” and “appallingly funny”. 

Bruce Norris’s hilarious satire Clybourne Park took the West End by storm following a sold out run at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike since its debut on Broadway in 2009, Clybourne Park has been awarded Best Play at the Olivier Awards, the Evening Standard Best Play Award, the South Bank Sky Arts Theatre Award and Critics’ Circle Best Play Award.

Contains very strong language: recommended for 16+ years.


“Fiendishly clever” THE GUARDIAN

“Brilliant” THEATRE CAT

“Explosive and darkly comic” STAGE REVIEW

"A bracing play given a tense, terrific staging – touring theatre at its best"


The funniest play of the year


Outrageously funny and provocative. A firecracker of a play



Norriss play nails the thorny subject of race relations with bilious zest that takes ones breath away



Presented by Mercury Theatre Colchester

By Bruce Norris

Directed by Daniel Buckroyd

Designed by Jonathan Fensom

Cast includes Mark Womack, Ben Deery, Rebecca Oldfield, Gloria Onitiri, Rebecca Manley, Wole Sawyerr, William Troughton and Dan Gaisford


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With Mark Womack

With Gloria Onitiri


Playwrights Horizons Inc produced the World Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK Off-Broadway in 2010.  CLYBOURNE PARK was produced on Broadway by Jujamcyn Theatres at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 2012. Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited.


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Running times

Act 1 60 mins

Interval 20 mins

Act 2 60 mins

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