Brer Cotton

Theatre503

Brer Cotton

07 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018

Pro reviewers rating
6 reviews

3.5 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

Lynchburg, Virginia, on the former site of a cotton mill. 14 year old Ruffrino is struggling to make sense of his place in an impoverished world filled with seemingly random killings of young black men.

As his anger towards reality grows, he moves further away from his family. Losing himself online, Ruffrino’s world sinks around him while he battles to wake up the zombies and prove by any means necessary that Black Lives Matter.

 

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“The issue's intractable; the play's almost unbearable... Intricate... Weise's production ensures it's always fully-felt. ”

Matt Trueman (What's On Stage, Time Out)

“Bold, brave and very, very funny... feeling impressively fast-paced... Weise’s direction makes use of a compact space with ease.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Weise’s visually bold staging relishes this ambitious play’s fiery dialogue, surging metaphors and questions about progress.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“All the right ingredients...Something doesn’t quite click... The five-strong cast are excellent... Emotive, but uneven. ”

Fergus Morgan (The Stage, What's On Stage)

“Chisholm’s writing is light and naturalistic when it needs to be but also shot through with knotty and impassioned poetry.”

Time Out (Other reviewers)

“Chisholm’s writing is light and naturalistic when it needs to be but also shot through with knotty and impassioned poetry.”

Miriam Gillinson (Arts Desk, Time Out)

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