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Trouble in Mind

by Alice Childress

2 December 2021 to 29 January 2022
Running Time: approx. 2 hours 35 mins including one interval

4 star rating

A stage satire with a real sting

The Times
4 star rating

Bracingly relevant. Rejoice, it's spine-tingling.

Whats On Stage
4 star rating

Fascinating and bracing

The Stage
4 star rating

An essential revival.

Evening Standard

Trouble in Mind

A radical satire of racism in theatre

In 1950s America, protests for racial equality erupt in the face of voter suppression.

On Broadway, Wiletta Mayer, a talented black actress, begins rehearsals for a new play about racism – written and directed by two white men.

When Wiletta finds that her arguments to tell the truth of the story are dismissed, she decides to take action.

First staged over 60 years ago, Trouble in Mind is widely considered the masterpiece of actress and playwright Alice Childress.

Nancy Medina directs Tanya Moodie (Motherland) in this wry and radical satire of racism in theatre.

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Please note: This production contains offensive language and Racial themes some may find triggering; for more information please contact us via our Help centre.


Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund


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Trouble in Mind Production Images

Rehearsing Change: Comedy and Irony in Trouble in Mind

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Rehearsing Change: Alice Childress

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Ticket prices

Monday - Thursday evenings and all matinees:
£55, £40, £35, £30, £20

Friday & Saturday evenings:
£60, £45, £40, £30, £20

Previews 2 & 3 December:
£40, £34, £30, £25, £20

Previews 4 - 8 December
£45, £36, £32, £25, £20


Production team

Trouble in Mind poster image by Chieska Fortune Smith

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