THE GRAPES OF WRATH
This is an original, unusual and ambitious production.
The original Steinbeck story of a poor farming family leaving
the grim reality of the man-made mid-western Dust Bowl
in the Great Depression in search of mythical salvation in
California has been a world-wide best-seller. The Nottingham
Playhouse production follows it faithfully but adds a new
dimension original music and lyrics. This does not make it
a Musical, it makes
it a classic story
with added music
for it. The cast
of 16 professionals are supported by teams of
enthusiastic amateurs from the local community.
The result is terrific theatre, with a final scene as
quietly dramatic as any I have ever seen, anywhere.