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Cast announced for The White Card at Northern Stage and on tour

The White Card cast

Casting has been announced for the European premiere of Claudia Rankine’s The White Card.

Directed by Natalie Ibu, the production opens on 29 April and runs until 14 May at Northern Stage before touring between May and July.

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The production will visit HOME in Manchester (18 – 21 May), Leeds Playhouse (24 May – 4 June), Birmingham Rep (8 – 18 June) and Soho Theatre in London (21 June – 16 July).

Making up the cast are Nick Blakeley, C J Coleman, Kate Copeland, Estelle Daniels and Matthew Pidgeon

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.

Director Natalie said: “I’m immensely excited to be introducing this important play by a writer as inspirational as Claudia Rankin to the UK. We want people to be an ally, be in the room, be in the conversation, and ‘The White Card’ invites us all to take part in the debate.”

For more information and tickets, visit northernstage.co.uk

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