CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF
THE WHITE CARD BY CLAUDIA RANKINE
AT NORTHERN STAGE AND ON TOUR
A Northern Stage, Leeds Playhouse, Birmingham Repertory Theatre & Soho Theatre co-production in association with HOME Manchester
THE WHITE CARD
Written by Claudia Rankine
Directed by Natalie Ibu
Cast – Nick Blakeley, C J Coleman, Kate Copeland, Estelle Daniels, Matthew Pidgeon.
On national tour, May – July
Image of the cast of The White Card here
Images of Claudia Rankine and Natalie Ibu here
Show image here
The European premiere of Claudia Rankine‘s first published play, The White Card opens at Northern Stage, Newcastle on 29 April (press night 4 May) before touring to HOME in Manchester, Leeds Playhouse, Birmingham Rep and Soho Theatre, London. The cast announced today is Nick Blakeley, C J Coleman, Kate Copeland, Estelle Daniels, and Matthew Pidgeon. The production will be directed by Northern Stage’s Artistic Director, Natalie Ibu.
Critically acclaimed on its debut in Boston in 2018, The White Card poses the question: can society progress when whiteness remains invisible? Written during an increasingly racially divided America and before the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests rippled across the globe, a wealthy, privileged white couple invite a talented Black artist to dinner. Tensions run high and a heated debate uncovers some uncomfortable truths that can’t be ignored about white privilege, cultural appropriation, and representation.