Inspired from Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard, Bonnie Greer OBE has set her new play in Michigan, USA in the current day – 2016 and stars many accomplished actors that we know and love including Ellen Thomas (pictured above) who currently plays the fiesty Claudette in the BBC Soap, Eastenders.
As America’s first black president ends his eight years in office – Anita Mountjoy risks losing her family’s beloved hotel and cherry orchard, where Martin Luther King rested and Miles Davis played. Are the family keepers of this proud history, or simply trapped by its ghosts? Can ‘the audacity of hope’ survive?
Bonnie Greer’s new play is set in and around the Hotel Cerise – a famous retreat for middle class black people during the time of segregation. It’s a landmark and symbol – a place where Black America once felt welcome and safe…
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Box Office: 020 8534 0310 www.stratfordeast.com
Age guidance 13+
Previews £12, £15
Tue – Sat £8 – 25
Concessions from £6
Post show talks
Bonnie Greer and the cast will discuss the play and answer questions on stage after two performances of The Hotel Cerise. These discussions are after the performances listed below, and are free to those with a ticket for these specific performances.
Thursday 27 October 7.30pm
Thursday 3 November 2.30pm
Access Performances: Signed, Audio-description & Captioned performances available
20th October – 12th November – Mon – Sat – 7.30pm
Matinee Performances – Thurs & Sats – 2.30pm
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Can’t wait to see this show – Review will be uploaded once I have!