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Roots

By Arnold Wesker, Directed by Diyan Zora

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Tue 10 Sep - Sat 30 Nov 2024

What’ve you done since you come in? Hev you said anythin’? I mean really said or done anything to show you’re alive?

  

Beattie Bryant returns to her rural home in Norfolk, inflamed with political zeal from her time spent living in London. As the family anxiously prepares for the arrival of her firebrand activist boyfriend Ronnie, Beattie struggles to fit back into her old way of life.  

  

As Beattie’s radical new ideals fail to land with her traditional family, the differences between young and old are laid bare.  

 

Diyan Zora (Tom Fool; Klippies) directs a new production of Arnold Wesker’s lyrical, impassioned play about a young woman’s journey to self-discovery which, together with John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, changed British theatre forever. The mirror they held up to 1950s society is now angled towards 2024, with the two plays running alongside each other in repertory for 13 weeks, as part of the Almeida’s Angry and Young season.

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Introducing the play

Find out more about this lyrical, impassioned play from Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold, as he introduces our Angry and Young repertory season.

Creative Team

Arnold Wesker

Writer

Diyan Zora

Director

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