TBB Talks to … Sharon D. Clarke

Olivier Award-winner Sharon D. Clarke ...

… reprises her critically-hailed performance in the role of Caroline Thibodeaux in Caroline, or Change.

A British Black legend of the stage, Clarke has lead productions such as Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and The Amen Corner (National Theatre), Ghost The Musical (Piccadilly Theatre), The Life (Southwark Playhouse), Porgy and Bess (Regents Park Open Air Theatre). She was also recently seen in BBC’s cult sci-fi series Doctor Who and the thriller series Informer.

Directed by Michael Longhurst, Caroline, Or Change, is the celebrated musical written by Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, with a score from Tony Award-winning Jeanine Tesori running at the West End’s Playhouse Theatre from 20 November 2018 to 9 February 2019.

Louisiana, 1963. Revolution is in the air, though not so much for Caroline, the poorly paid maid toiling endlessly in the sweltering basement of the Gellman household. It’s a fantastical, magical place amidst the piles of laundry and singing washing machines, especially for eight-year-old Noah Gellman who sneaks downstairs to see her whenever he can. Yet a simple gesture to leave more money in Caroline’s pocket is about to test who and how far the winds of change can ever really reach…

Winner of the 2007 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Caroline, Or Change is a playful, funny, and deeply moving portrait of America at a time of momentous social upheaval, set to an uplifting and profound score of soul, blues, classical and traditional Jewish folk music.

Caroline or Change runs at the Playhouse Theatre until February 9th 2019 Find out more and book tickets here: carolinehorchange.co.uk


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