Thursday, 10 June 2010

Adjoa Andoh, Leah Ocran and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith star in Joe Turner’s ‘Come and Gone’ at the Young Vic, London -until 3 July

**If the latest reviews about Joe Turner’s ‘Come and Gone’ are correct –then this play’s the hottest ticket in town.

“It's instructive to see, a full century before the advent of Barack Obama, how the black migrant community was adjusting to new opportunities while still shackled in the past. The strange travelling couple of Herald and his daughter, frozen in their overcoats, it seems, are beautifully played by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and Leah Ocran, and Lan's company includes good work, too, from Danny Sapani and Adjoa Andoh as the hosts, Daniel Cerqueira as a local pedlar (the one white character) and Petra Letang as a girl with two suitcases and a penchant for "company". Michael Coveney [The Independent]

"Winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play

After seven long years, Herald Loomis has been released from Joe Turner’s slave gang. Now he is scouring Pittsburgh for the wife he left behind. And for the road that will lead him to freedom and his rightful place in a new world.

David Lan directs an extraordinary cast featuring Delroy Lindo, star of many hit films including The Cider House Rules, A Life Less Ordinary, Get Shorty and Malcolm X. He appears alongside Adjoa Andoh star of the Oscar-nominated Invictus and Danny Sapani, star of E4's Misfits. The ensemble also features acclaimed TV and theatre actors Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and Petra Letang (Naomi in EastEnders) as well as rising stars Nathaniel Martello-White, Demi Oyediran and Riann Steele."

Young Vic
66 The Cut
020 7922 2922
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