4 Sept - 6 Oct
Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Royal Court Theatre, upstairs

Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Royal Court Theatre, upstairs Kwayedza Kureya (Junior Davis), Khali Best (Anthony Justin 'AJ' James), Dominic Smith (Pharus Jonathan Young), Aron Julius (David Heard) image by Simon Kane

When you singing them songs... he say, ‘I can see where we going and where we come from.’

Determined to make his mark like those before him Pharus is hell bent on being the best choir leader in the school’s 50 year history. But in a world built on rites and rituals, how will he conform to expectations and gain the respect he desperately needs?

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s piercing new play set in an all boys, all black, American prep school scores a gospel refrain of the politics of minority and masculinity.

Choir Boy was commissioned by, and is a co-production with Manhattan Theatre Club. It is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Info: Choir Boy is at the Royal Court Theatre from 4 Sept to 6 Oct




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