red velvet opens to critical acclaim

Adrian Lester is brilliant in this role.. he got a standing ovation and deserved it.  The Times ****

A triumphant return for Adrian Lester as pioneering black actor Ira Aldridge. Time Out ****

But he’s (Adrian Lester) never been better than as Ira Aldridge, the black American actor pelted with abuse when he appeared as Othello at Covent Garden in 1833.  Evening Standard ****

Lester’s magnificent acting makes you nostalgic for a vanished gestural style in this welcome revival of Lolita Chakrabarti’s play about racial prejudice. The Guardian ****

Chakrabarti’s writing is funny and fiery. Time Out ****

Chakrabarti has crafted a rich psychological study that’s also a shrewd portrait of the theatre as an institution.  Evening Standard ****

Exceptional writing, extraordinary performances and excellent staging. Red Velvet continues its triumphant reign with a well-deserved West End run.  Official London Theatre Guide

With a limited run, tickets will be hard to come by.  British Theatre Guide

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