Clybourne Park – Archived Event Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Clybourne Park – Archived Event

Weston Studio - Bristol Old Vic

Key Information
  • Dates Fri 09 Nov 2018 - Sat 17 Nov 2018
  • Location Weston Studio - Bristol Old Vic
  • Evenings


  • Matinees

    Thu 15/ Sat 17 3.00pm


  • Programme sheet


  • Q & A with the Designer


Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning play pits race against real estate in razor-sharp drama about the politics of race.

Written by Bruce Norris.

Directed by Jenny Stephens.

Designed by Sarah Warren.

Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp satire about the politics of race.

Two scenes. Fifty years apart.

In 1959, Russ and Bev are moving out to the suburbs after the tragic death of their son. Inadvertently, they have sold their house to the neighbourhood’s first black family.

Fifty years later in 2009, the roles are reversed when a young white couple buys the lot in what is now a predominantly black neighbourhood, signalling a new wave of gentrification. In both instances, a community showdown takes place, pitting race against real estate with this home as the battleground.

Occasional very strong language. Age guidance 14yrs+

By special arrangement with Nick Hern Books.



Rehearsal photos by Kate Rogers

Creative & Technical Team

Writer Bruce Norris

Director Jenny Stephens

Set & Costume Designer Sarah Warren

Lighting Designer Chris Horseman

Sound Designer Antonia Howlett

Fight Director Jonathan Howell

Voice Coach Carol Fairlamb

Dialect Coaches Carol Fairlamb, Gary Owston, Joel Trill

Assistant Directors Hanna Lune, Nikhil Vyas

Production Manager Jon Sherwood

Stage Management Production Supervisor Ruth Sidery

Stage Manager Raisa Daya

Deputy Stage Manager Hattie Wheeler

Assistant Stage Managers Sara Mikulla, Abhirup ‘Obi’ Mukhopadhyay

Lighting Operator Ambra Fuller

Sound Operator Harriet Hollinshead-Lee

Construction Manager Andy Scrivens

Senior Construction Assistant Jack Tosney

Workshop Floor Manager Daniel Davies

Construction Assistants Maya Barker, Ambra Fuller, Harriet Hollinshead-Lee, Rosie Tredray, Oliver Wareham, Charlotte Woolley

Supervising Scenic Artist Debbie Mitchell

Scenic Artists Emma Inge, Julie O’Conner, Radhika Parekh, Daisy Tomlin

Costume Supervisor Lotte Marsh

Costume Maker Janie Powell

Costume Assistants Amber Bowerman, Isabel Cope, Madi Barnicoat

Scenic Crafts Tutor Meriel Pym

Props Maker Hebe Perry




Students relaxing outside of the School
The School is in a beautiful part of Bristol, overlooking a huge park called the Downs. We sometimes take advantage of our close proximity to the Downs during the summer term, practising fight and dance routines, or voice or singing classes! Dan Hall, BA Professional Acting student