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A revival of Caryl Phillips' play about a family who have migrated to the UK from the West Indies.

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Critic Reviews (6)

The Times (UK)
June 19th, 2019

It is an extraordinary debut play, with passages of transcendently brilliant writing and significant flaws, among them a hefty three-hours-plus running time and slabs of bludgeoning polemic.'
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The Guardian (UK)
June 18th, 2019
For a previous production

...a work of real substance and even if, at three hours length, the drama is slow-burning, it eventually catches fire...Nancy Medina’s production is full of heat and fury and signally well acted.'
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WhatsOnStage
June 18th, 2019
For a previous production

Its most striking quality, in a tightly focused and brilliantly acted production, is its uncompromising honesty...The play is passionate and heartfelt, but it is also long...'
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The London Evening Standard
June 18th, 2019
For a previous production

Nancy Medina’s assured revival...boasts exciting performances from Jonathan Ajayi and Tok Stephen as Errol and Alvin. But the play, with a three-hour running time and some taxing monologues, feels in need of a trim.'
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Time Out London
June 18th, 2019
For a previous production

As family dramas go, Caryl Phillips’s ‘Strange Fruit’ is at the epic end of the scale... it remains a story that reverberates, echoes and expands far outside the theatre walls.'
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The Stage (UK)
June 18th, 2019
For a previous production

Nancy Medina’s...direction captures all of the different conflicts in Phillips’ play and weaves them together in a way that is potent and affecting.'
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