Appropriate

Reviews

Nominated for:
Evening Standard Award for Best Design,
WhatsOnstage Award Best Supporting actress in a play,
WhatsOnstage Award Best New Play, and
Black British Theatre Award for Best Director for a play or Musical.

★★★★★ ‘A laugh-out-loud play which uses America’s original sin of slavery to explore identity and relationships in a family drama.’ Afridiziak

★★★★★ ‘A captivating theatrical experience.’ Gay Times

★★★★ ‘This is an audacious, vividly atmospheric tour de force’ Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘Ola Ince’s production faithfully captures the play’s mix of sibling rivalry and ghost story, and Fly Davis’s design suggests, in a manner reminiscent of Blithe Spirit, that even the furniture is spooked.’ The Guardian

★★★★ ‘Dark secrets and dazzling touches in unsettling family reunion.’ Times

★★★★ ‘Ola Ince’s production needles and builds in a succession of agonising emotional confrontations.’ Timeout

★★★★ ‘Executed with a light touch and formidable intelligence, it’s a stunning act of theatrical subversion.’ The Stage

★★★★ ‘…tautly and sensitively directed by Ola Ince. Viciously funny and profoundly unsettling’ What’s On Stage

★★★★ The Upcoming 

★★★★ Broadway World

★★★★ Mail on Sunday 

★★★★ Metro 

★★★★ Observer 

★★★★ Daily Telegraph 

★★★★ Financial Times Gallery

Description

Appropriate by Branden Jacob- Jenkins

The Lafayette family gather at their late father’s home in Arkansas to bury the hatchet and prepare the former plantation for its Estate Sale. Until, that is, they make a discovery which changes everything.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Appropriate is a gripping play about ghosts and the legacies we are left with, and a wickedly subversive appropriation of the great American family drama.

Venue

Donmar Warehouse

Creative Team & Cast

Team

Designer: Fly Davis
Lighting Designer: Anna Lewis
Sound designer & Composer: Donato Wharton
Casting director: Julia Horan CDG

Photographer: Marc Brenner

Cast

Monica Dolan, Jaimi Barbakoff, Charles Furness, Edward Hogg, Steven Mackintosh, Isabella Pappas, Orlando Roddy, Oliver Savell, and Tafline Steen.