Trouble in Mind

Print Room

Trouble in Mind

14 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017

Pro reviewers rating
7 reviews

4.1 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

5.0 out of 5.0

Wiletta Mayer is a talented African-American actress who has spent a lifetime building a career in the theatre. Now she is on Broadway, rehearsing Chaos in Belleville, an anti-lynching play with a white director. As rehearsals progress, Wiletta finds it increasingly difficult to relate to the part she is playing. Will she be able to overcome her misgivings and let the show go on?

Peppered with knowing humour and richly drawn characters, this vivid depiction of backstage life smartly satirises the white dominated theatre scene of the fifties.

Transfers to Print Room at the Coronet following a hugely successful run at Theatre Royal Bath.  (Reviews from Bath)

Tanya Moodie reprises her lead.

 

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“Frank, very funny but above all furious satire... Sends up liberal pieties and backstage bitchiness with excoriating brilliance.”

Sam Marlowe (The Times, The Stage, Time Out, Arts Desk)

“Often surprisingly funny but its take-home message is bleak... Commendably fine revival... Mind-expanding.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Sharp enough to make an audience squirm... Boswell brings out the delicacy and subtleties... Moodie is quite magnificent.”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“Her voice still seems fresh and bold... Feels bang up-to-date... Gloriously performed... Moodie: generous expressiveness.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Ground-breaking satire... Moodie turns in a soul-scorching performance: it boggles the mind that she isn’t yet a household name.”

Miriam Gillinson (Arts Desk, Time Out)

“Plays very fluently indeed, with a company confidence in evidence... Genuine ensemble playing... Moodie: a treat to watch.”

Tom Birchenough (Arts Desk)

“Childress’ sharp satire is lit up by a magnetic performance from Tanya Moodie.”

The Stage (Other reviewers)

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