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In the Blood - 2020 - West End

£10.00-£42.50

Hester will not give up the name of her child's father.



In a world that refuses to let her succeed, how far must she go to provide for her children?



Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' play is a striking take on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel, The Scarlet Letter. It receives its first major UK production at the Donmar, directed by Ellen McDougall.

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Donmar Warehouse

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(Covent Garden) Earlham Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020
WP THEATER has announced the 15 artists selected for the 2020-2022 WP Lab. The two-year residency begins now and culminates with the biennial WP Pipeline Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020
Following the huge success of the run in August at the Minack Open Air Theatre, the acclaimed 40th anniversary production of Willy Russell's EDUCATING RITA is coming back from Wednesday 28 October.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020
As the national blood shortage rages on, Starlight and several neighboring Swope Park organizations are stepping in to help. The local blood supply has not been stable since March, when the COVID-19 pandemic became widespread in the United States. In response, Swope Park organizations are once again partnering with Community Blood Center (CBC) for another life-saving blood drive to be held in the Applause Club at Starlight Theatre.
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2020
Today, Robert Plant releases his career-spanning 2-CD set DIGGING DEEP: SUBTERRANEA.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Nov 9, 2019
Director Drew Eberhard's presentation of Suzan Lori-Parks a?oeIn the Blood,a?? a modernized loose telling of a?oeThe Scarlett Letter,a?? holds up a mirror to society and dares us to look away at the injustice and sexual abuse Hester faces from everyone she encounters. But this is just a parable. When we shake the hands of the talented actors, leave the theatre, get into our cars, the safety of our homes, fill our bellies, destress to our Hulus and Netflixes, we can shake off that feeling of helplessness, hopelessness because it's not real.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Nov 6, 2019
Broadway World sits down with director Drew Eberhard, stage manager Athena Romanski, and the six-member cast of In the Blood, D'Devah Simpson, Jason Abreu, Sonali Balan, Keith Batchelor Jr., Jeffrey Holmes, and Lena Morrisseau to discuss the importance of this hard-hitting drama written by Suzan-Lori Parks. In the Blood tells the story of a mother, Hester, raising her five children, with the father not around. Living in poverty, she is trying to make her children's lives better. It is a tale of exploitation. Each person who interacts with Hester abuses her in their own way.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Pittsburgh Public Theater continues its 45th anniversary season with the Pittsburgh premiere of School Girls; Or The African Mean Girls Play. A smash hit Off-Broadway last year, the play was written by Jocelyn Bioh, a first generation American whose parents emigrated from Ghana in West Africa. Directed by Kenyan native Shariffa Ali, School Girls runs November 7 - December 8, 2019 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600, go to ppt.org, or visit the Box Office.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
David Pugh and Theatre by the Lake have announced that their highly acclaimed production of Willy Russell's EDUCATING RITA will run at Theatre Royal, Glasgow in 2020 as part of 40th anniversary UK tour.
by TV Scoop - Nov 12, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, December 3, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
David Pugh and Theatre by the Lake have announced that their highly acclaimed production of Willy Russell's EDUCATING RITA, which toured the UK earlier this year, will have a 40th anniversary production in 2020, once again touring the UK and starring Stephen Tompkinson as Frank and Jessica Johnson as Rita.  The production is directed by Max Roberts.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
The Drama League announced today the 2020 line-up of DirectorFest: The 36th Annual Directors Festival, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. For its 36th year, the festival will include six fully-staged productions, a showcase concert of a new musical, a town hall, and conversations with directors including 2017 Tony Award Winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent), 2014 Tony Award Winner and 2010 Drama League Founders Award for Excellence in Directing Kenny Leon (A Soldier's Play), and Intimacy Director Claire Warden (HBO's Mrs. Fletcher).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2020
The Paper has reported that Purdue’s Department of Theatre has announced plans for their  2020-21 season, featuring online productions and more.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020
A futuristic take on William Shakespeare's historic tragedy serves as the narrative arc in acclaimed writer/director Chuck Griffith's latest work, Silicon Caesar, which has now come to Amazon Prime.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
The Donmar Warehouse announces casting for Ellen McDougall's new production of Suzan-Lori Parks' play In the Blood. Nikki Amuka-Bird will return to the Donmar in the role of Hester alongside April Koyejo-Audiger, Paul Bazely, Ginny Holder, Martins Imhangbe, Sinead Matthews and Sule Rimi.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020
The UK Royal Television Society Programme Awards were live-streamed to nominees and viewers yesterday due to the coronavirus pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
Spanning twenty years, Shandyland is a story of life, love, death and drink at the heart of a small, northern, family-run pub, and a shout of frustration from an abandoned working class community. Shandyland opens at Northern Stage (12-23 May), and after its Newcastle premiere will tour to Everyman, Liverpool (27 May - 6 June)
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2020
The Woodstock Film Festival announced today the return of its 3rd annual Summer Youth Film Lab in a new online format.
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced the nominations for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2020
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by BWW Features - Jun 28, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
A partnership has been announced between two internationally renowned galleries, Edinburgh based Arusha Gallery and London based Richard Saltoun.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
University of Wolverhampton students played out their drama studies online when social distancing measures affected face-to-face teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
Today Robert Plant shares the first of three previously unreleased songs from his upcoming career-spanning new 2-CD set DIGGING DEEP. “Charlie Patton Highway (Turn It Up – Part 1),” taken from the soon-to-be-released album Band of Joy Volume 2, is available now at all digital service providers.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020
As summer historically signals a dip in the blood supply, Seattle Opera is offering a blood drive to provide a lifeline for local patients. In partnership with Bloodworks Northwest, Seattle Opera will utilize its Tagney Jones Hall at the Opera Center to host a pop-up center for donating blood this August 2020.
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
Robert Plant will mark the eagerly awaited third season of his hugely popular podcast, Digging Deep with Robert Plant, with the release of a career-spanning new 2-CD set DIGGING DEEP.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
The acclaimed 40th anniversary production of Willy Russell's EDUCATING RITA will play the Minack Theatre, Cornwall this August. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
As regions have reopened and hospitals have resumed elective surgeries, Community Blood Center (CBC) has issued an urgent call for healthy blood donors.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
As regions have reopened and hospitals have resumed elective surgeries, Community Blood Center (CBC) has issued an urgent call for healthy blood donors. The need for blood has rebounded to pre-COVID-19 levels, but the blood supply is dangerously low.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
The Second City has announced casting for the return of The Second City's Black History Month. Under the direction of Ali Barthwell, the show features ensemble members Robel Arega, Jillian Ebanks, Leila Gorstein, Collette Gregory, Bill Letz, and Max Thomas. John Love will serve as music director and Sam McNerland will stage manage. The show runs February 4-March 11 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
THE TANK and YELLOW BICYCLE COLLECTIVE are pleased to announce the world premiere production of Joshua Crone's THE JOURNEY in a limited engagement at The Tank (312 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
The Drama League presents DirectorFest,  the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing.  The festival series that began January 10, 2020 continues with an evening of short plays with The Lover  by Harold Pinter, directed by NJ Agwuna,  and Appearances by Tina Howe, directed by Lindsey Hope Pearlman.  
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Gaither Music Group announced- today- that they will release a compilation of worship songs and hymns from seven-time GRAMMY winner Randy Travis with an album titled Precious Memories and an accompanying DVD entitled “Worship & Faith.” Filmed in 2003 at Calvary Assembly of God in Orlando, Fla., Travis and his band performed songs including “I'll Fly Away,” “Three Wooden Crosses” and “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” among other favorites. The newly re-packaged album includes songs such as “How Great Thou Art,” “Softly and Tenderly” and “The Unclouded Day.” The package is available for preorder now and will be released on February 21.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Oren Safdie, a nationally celebrated playwright of contemporary architecture culture, will have his play, Color Blind, presented as a staged performance at the Center for Architecture in New York. The play was featured at the 2019 Symposium on Race & Architecture at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and recently won the Kevin Tierney Prize for best new English language play in Quebec.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
The first production in this season will be Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' modern epic IN THE BLOOD (17 April a?" 6 June 2020). Ellen McDougall will direct the first major UK production.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
The Drama League (Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Director Bevin Ross) will present the 36th annual *DirectorFest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing.
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
THE TANK and YELLOW BICYCLE COLLECTIVE are pleased to announce the world premiere production of Joshua Crone's THE JOURNEY in a limited engagement at The Tank (312 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018). 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Jesse Berger - Red Bull Theater Founder and Artistic Director, Jim Bredeson - Red Bull Managing Director, and the Board of Trustees of Red Bull Theater have announced that the Twelfth Annual Running of the Red Bulls Gala Benefit on Monday March 30th will celebrate the company's 17th Season and honor Kate Burton, André De Shields, and Theatre Development Fund with the 2020 Matador Awards for Excellence in Classical Theater. Proceeds from the evening will support all of Red Bull Theater's programs including its upcoming Off-Broadway production of The Alchemist.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
In partnership with the North Carolina Conservation Network, Clean Cape Fear, the Center for Environmental Health, and Mark Ruffalo, Participant's  Dark Waters campaign officially kicked off a?oeWhy We Fight,a?? a two-day tour across North Carolina to showcase the stories of communities harmed by exposure to forever chemicals, and to engage with state lawmakers who have the ability to enact real change.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the appointment of Chris Bush as Associate Artist a?" she begins her role with immediate effect. As part of her remit she will help mentor and support the inaugural artists at the company's new creative hub, The Bank.
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
People's Light presents Lucy Kirkwood's The Children, 2018 Tony Award nominee for Best Play. Two retired nuclear physicists live a quiet life in a cottage by the sea. Outside, the world is plagued by earthquakes, tsunamis, and a nearby nuclear meltdown. When a former colleague turns up after forty years with a shocking request, three old friends must reckon with their shared culpability in this darkly funny disaster drama. Directed by Executive Artistic Director Abigail Adams, The Children stars People's Light veterans Janis Dardaris, Marcia Saunders, and Graham Smith; and runs in the 160-seat Steinbright Stage January 15 a?" February 9. Tickets start at $35, including fees. To purchase, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading to the Pridelands to get a behind-the-scenes look at the three hyenas of Disney's smash hit musical The Lion King: James Brown-Orleans (Banzai), Enrique Segura (Ed), and Bonita Hamilton (Shenzi) as the trio celebrates 5000 performances together on Broadway. Check it out with this video!
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019
There's Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
The Drama League (Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Director Bevin Ross) announced today the acting company for the 36th annual DirectorFest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. Directorfest will take place January 10 - February 4, 2020 at various locations around NYC: The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street), The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas), LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (31-10 Thomson Avenue), and Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). For festival details and tickets, visit directorfest.org or call (212) 244-9494 x102.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
The Donmar Warehouse announces that Artistic Director Michael Longhurst will direct a special online production of Midnight Your Time by writer Adam Brace. Starring acclaimed stage and screen actor Diana Quick, Midnight Your Time will premiere on the Donmar Warehouse's YouTube Channel at 7.30pm 13 May 2020. The production will then be available to watch for 7 days.
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2020
MYKKI BLANCO has released a new song “You Will Find It” today featuring a collaboration with Devendra Banhart.