Bruce Norris’s sharp, succinct and lethally funny satire is full of surprises – from cartoonish beginnings with a white middleclass Chicago housewife packing up their home as her husband sits dejected in his pyjamas, to a precise half century time leap to 2009 when the location is the same but the neighbourhood is now predominantly and proudly black.
Dominic Cooke’s production elicits pitch-perfect performances from the eight-strong cast and ensures that every nuance of prejudice, sadness and downright disgraceful behaviour hits home.
Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
020 7565 5000
Tube: Sloane Square tube
Until 2nd October
Review: Louise Kingsley