Clybourne Park (London)
Closed 2h 20m
Clybourne Park (London)
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Clybourne Park (London) London Reviews and Tickets

80%
(27 Ratings)
Positive
85%
Mixed
15%
Negative
0%
Members say
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Great acting

Bruce Norris' award-winning satire which explores gentrification in an American neighbourhood.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (27)

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52 Reviews | 11 Followers
95
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like watching great actors (some of them in a debut role) in a small venue. A still very relevant play which is highly entertaining.

Don't see it if Swearing and get triggered by eatching characters embarrass themselves

334 Reviews | 21 Followers
76
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining, Clever

See it if A great piece of theatre, great writing.

Don't see it if Some staging seemed a bit off in terms of spacing and limited view with the thrust stage

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
72
Intense, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You like independent small theatres. I felt completely absorbed by this play,

Don't see it if You don’t like listening about racial issues.

38 Reviews | 4 Followers
71
Relevant, Profound, Intense, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an apt social commentary on black property ownership and challenges faced both past and present

Don't see it if It can be an intense but necessary educational experience

25 Reviews | 2 Followers
69
Relevant, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Overrated

See it if The cast delivered engaging performances but I can't quite understand the hype around this play. Enjoyed 'Appropriate' much more.

Don't see it if US race discussions make you uncomfortable? But it's not that heavy.

13 Reviews | 1 Follower
88
Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if Interesting show with good performances

Don't see it if If you only like musicals & fluff this isn’t the show to see

3 Reviews | 2 Followers
90
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if You are interested in thought provoking shows and want to learn more about the world

Don't see it if You are closed minded or don’t want to watch a heavy piece of theatre

1 Review | 0 Followers
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92
Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Intelligent, Must see, Entertaining

See it if you love sharp and funny writing and enjoy a poke at political correctness.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by language or crude jokes

Critic Reviews (8)

The London Evening Standard
March 25th, 2022

This exquisitely discomfiting riff on race and property by US writer Bruce Norris won the Evening Standard Best Play Award in 2010 and Oliver Kaderbhai’s punchy revival proves it’s become more, not less, relevant since then.
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Time Out London
March 25th, 2022

It’s a solid production from director Oliver Kaderbhai, of a play that stands up well enough. Could it ever become a smash hit again?...What was once a vicious rebuke of white privilege is now a nostalgic reminder of a happier time.
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The Guardian (UK)
March 24th, 2022

...it sets up a deeply moving and complex drama in its first part that feels as if it is leading to an explosive second, yet does not quite deliver emotional or intellectual depth...The cast, however, is little short of magnificent, and the actors bring every last offensive joke, inanity and quieter moment alive.
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The Times (UK)
March 25th, 2022

The problem is that Norris has given us types rather than fully rounded characters. It’s to the enormous credit of the actors that they almost make us care about them.
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London Theatre
March 29th, 2022

This may not be a play for the squeamish in our trigger-happy times, but it remains about as smart as they come.
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The Stage (UK)
March 24th, 2022

In two taut, vividly rendered scenes separated by 50 years but set in the same Chicago home, Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer-winning play Clybourne Park examines themes of gentrification and embedded inequality with biting humour and forensic clarity.
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WhatsOnStage
March 24th, 2022

Oliver Kaderbhai's production fizzes with energy and features a top-notch ensemble...And although at times the production perhaps strains a little too hard for laughs, it's entirely forgivable when the material is so rich.
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The Arts Desk
March 26th, 2022

The play proposes no pat answers, no agenda, preferring to take us on a giddying tour of the flaws in our moral armour...This an excellent revival of a terrific, clever play, stylishly directed by Oliver Khaderbai.
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