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About the Show Less...

Jessica Raine stars in Wesker's seminal post-war portrait of a young woman finding her voice at a time of unprecedented social change. Read More >

It’s 1958. Beatie Bryant has been to London and fallen in love with Ronnie, a young socialist. As she anxiously awaits his arrival to meet her family at their Norfolk farm, her head is swimming with new ideas. Ideas of a bolder, freer world which promise to clash with their rural way of life.

Roots is the remarkable centrepiece of Arnold Wesker’s seminal post-war trilogy. Director James Macdonald directs Jessica Raine as Beatie in this portrait of a young woman finding her voice at a time of unprecedented social change.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 3/10/2013

Opening Night: 9/10/2013

Closing Night: 30/11/2013

Running time: 2h40

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Cast & Creative


Linda Bassett, Michael Jibson, Jessica Raine, Emma Stansfield, David Burke, Ian Gelder, Lisa Ellis, Nic Jackman, Carl Prekopp


Director - James Macdonald

Designer - Hildegard Bechtler

Lighting Designer - Guy Hoare

Sound - Ian Dickinson

Author - Arnold Wesker

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Earlham Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9LX

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