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Trouble in Mind

by Alice Childress

From 2 December to 29 January
Running Time: TBC

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.

We can’t wait to welcome you for live performances

We're proud to be See It Safely approved by Official London Theatre, so you can feel confident and safe knowing that staff, artists and audiences are COVID-secure based on the latest government guidelines. 

You can also rest assured that our theatres and public areas are well ventilated and undergo enhanced cleaning between every show.

Due to the layout of the Dorfman theatre and audience proximity to performers, please note that we need audiences to wear a face covering throughout, including during the performance. This is to support the continued welfare and safety of performers, staff and audiences. If you are exempt, we would appreciate you advising front of house staff on arrival.

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Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund


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Ticket prices

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£55, £40, £35, £30, £20
Friday & Saturday eves
£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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