Fences is ‘the’ Play to see


3.Fences, Lenny Henry (c)Nobby ClarkLenny Henry puts in a superlative performance as the patriarch Troy Maxon in Fences at the Duchess Theatre. The play is the winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Award, two Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize.
A once gifted athlete, Moxon is denied his chance at the big time and now struggles through daily life in Pittsburgh. Resentful of a world he believes has denied him at every turn, he takes out his anger on a sports-obsessed son and his loyal wife.
Set between the Korean and Vietnam wars, it is the story of a black family trying to hold itself together and of what happens when a strong man is robbed of his dreams.
The irony of the story is that Moxon stands up for himself at work, it is a time of change for the country, and is surprised to be rewarded for doing so with a better job.
With equally excellent performances from the supporting cast, it is7.Fences, Lenny Henry and Ashley Zhangazha (c)Nobby Clark one of the highlights of the London stage.
Running until September 14. Box office: 0844 4124659
www.nimaxtheatres.com

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About natashablair1

Travel journalist who enjoys discovering new places in style, where possible, with her dog, a Coton de Tulear, called Poppy. Good food, not necessarily gourmet, is important as is the atmosphere as she also writes about restaurants. Culture is another love, and as she is based in London, she reviews theatre and art exhibitions.
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