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Until Sat Sep 14 2013

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    Lenny Henry (Troy) and Tanya Moodie (Rose)

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    Lenny Henry (Troy)

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    Lenny Henry (Troy) and Tanya Moodie (Rose)

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Lenny Henry (Troy) and Tanya Moodie (Rose)

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Judi Metcalfe

Oh yes, it's good fun to see a witty play, or emerge from the theatre humming the notes and tapping your feet. This play is no one night stand but a full blown relationship and I was blown away. Lenny's sun is shining and I am bathing in his sunlight. This is a play to keep you awake at night as you watch the replay in your head. In his youth Troy Maxson played brilliant baseball for the Negro League but in the late 1950's segregation in America was still firmly in situ and Troy never achieved the Major League. Bitterness sows its seeds to lasting effect throughout Troy's life. The cast is tight and strong, particularly Rose (Tanya Moodie) as Troy's deceived wife, who radiates goodness and love. Her family are reunited following Troy's death and when the play closes we at last see Rose's fence completed. A rewarding and thought provoking play.


Brilliant performances, powerful, mesmerising writing. Yes, Lenny Henry's 'Troy' commands attention and thought but the entire cast is strong, especially Rose. We fall off a precipice with her when Troy's deception is revealed. Dark, dense fare, but ultimately deeply rewarding as we witness the cast plumb human despair, with a moment of redemption towards the close.

Lucy Robins

I just couldn't connect with it. As the reviwer said there was something missing in Henry's performance. The younger son was stiff and wooden. The end scence was far too over acted and dragged on and on. Shame.