Caroline, or Change, directed by Michael Longhurst, has opened at The Playhouse Theatre on the West End to five star reviews. The powerfully epic Olivier-award-winning musical by Tony Kushner was revived for Hampstead Theatre earlier this year where is ran to a sold-out audience.
Starring Sharon D. Clarke in the title role it tells the story of Caroline, a maid working in the basement of a wealthy family in Louisiana in 1963. Her relationship with the family’s 8-year-old son Noah forces them both to confront the wider social and racial tension raging in 60s America.
★★★★★"Nothing short of a triumph"- Evening Standard
★★★★★ "Complex, Joyful, Exuberant" -The Stage
★★★★★"The show...finally puts a seal on its bid for my undying love"- Mark Shenton
Michael Longhurst has previously directed Amadeus at the National Theatre, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Gloria at Hampstead, Belleville at the Donmar, and Nick Payne's Constellations in London and New York. He is currently Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse.
Caroline, or Change will run at The Playhouse Theatre until April 2019. Tickets can be purchased here.