Sheffield: Landmark drama portrays reality of life in civil rights America

A Raisin in the Sun is at Sheffield Studio Theatre from next week
A Raisin in the Sun is at Sheffield Studio Theatre from next week

A ferocious portrayal of working class life on the cusp of the civil rights era comes to Sheffield Studio Theatre next week as Eclipse present, Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark drama, A Raisin in the Sun.

The Younger family live an apartment that fit them when they were half their number.

Their hopes, dreams and aspirations have been on hold for years.

But when a chance to change the course of their future emerges, the pressures of opportunity threaten to overwhelm them.

The play runs from Thursday, January 28 to February 13. See www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk for show times and ticket details.