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A Raisin in the Sun is on at The Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich until February 20 ANL-161002-145250001

A Raisin in the Sun is on at The Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich until February 20 ANL-161002-145250001

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Lorraine Hansberry’s ground-breaking play A Raisin In The Sun is on at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich for just two more days.

The production stars Ashley Zhangazha as Walter, in one of the great roles of American theatre.

Widely regarded as one to watch following performances in Henry V for the Michael Grandage Company and alongside Lenny Henry in Fences in the West End, Ashley won the 2013 Ian Charleson Award for his performance in Macbeth at the Sheffield Crucible.

Following its debut on Broadway in 1959, Lorraine Hansberry adapted her play into a critically-acclaimed film starring Sidney Poitier as Walter. Testament to its continuing power and relevance, A Raisin in the Sun has been revived numerous times in the intervening years and Walter has been portrayed on stage by actors including Denzel Washington and Danny Glover.