Roots [drama]

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By: Arnold Wesker

Starring: Mary Miller/Marjorie Westbury


A season of groundbreaking plays to mark the 50th anniversary of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court.



Arnold Wesker's 1959 semi-autobiographical masterpiece set in rural Norfolk.

The central play of the famous Trilogy, Roots tells the story of Beatie Bryant, a young woman returning from London to her native village.

Her eyes have been opened to a wider world by her intellectual Jewish boyfriend, Ronnie, and she gathers together the whole family to welcome him to her home.

Norfolk actress Eleanor Tremain takes the role created by Joan Plowright, with Susan Wooldridge as Mrs Bryant.

Wesker, the perennial outsider of British theatre, was knighted in the New Year's Honours.

Jenny Beales....Poppy Miller

Jimmy Beales....Danny Webb

Beatie Bryant....Eleanor Tremain

Stan Mann....David Bradley

Mrs Bryant....Susan Wooldridge

Mr Bryant....David Troughton

Mr Healey....Mark Carey

Frankie Bryant....Jez Thomas

Pearl Bryant....Patience Tomlinson

Director Peter Leslie Wild