The National Theatre Olivier hosts this unknown American masterpiece starring Dame Siân Phillips, with Les Blancs telling the story of an African country driven to the brink of civil war by its search for a post-colonial soul.

Having returned home from England for the funeral of his father, Tshembe finds himself in thrust into the eye of an ever-increasingly hostile storm as racial tensions between a society and its colonial status engulf his family and nation.

With society prepared to drive out its colonial present in search of an independent future, the country begins to buckle under the pressure to determine its own identity, dragging its people with it in this brave, enlightening and powerful play that showcases both sides to revolution.

The final drama written by Lorraine Hansberry, and starring the acclaimed Phillips, it is a highly poignant theatrical search for identity and soul that is not to be missed.

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