Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ extraordinary play comes to the National Theatre after a sold-out run at the Orange Tree Theatre.
In 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to do the same.
Both old and new, An Octoroon gleefully remixes a Victorian melodrama set on a Louisiana plantation into ‘a dazzling deconstruction of racial representation Main image: Ken Nwosu in An Octoroon at the National Theatre, image Helen Murray
A co-production with the Orange Tree Theatre
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
From 7 June to 18 July
Running Time: 2 hours 40mins appro