Roots by Arnold Wesker
The Crescent Theatre
Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE.
£10 over 60s, under 16s
Director Gari Jones
Casting by Danièle Sanderson
Seminal play Roots follows the awakening of its central character, Beatie Bryant as she transitions from uneducated working-class girl obsessed with comic-books and her liberal unseen boyfriend Ronnie, to a woman who can express herself and the social struggles of her time.
Wesker explores the importance of education as the only proper tool for people to fight against existing discriminatory social systems, by being able to participate in discussions to improve their conditions.
Infused with raw humour and passion, follow Beatie’s journey to self-discovery as she finds her voice against oppressive forces.
Timeless in its scope, Wesker’s play remains a classic.
Running time approx. two hours and 15 minutes