Meet the cast of Dael Orlandersmith’s moving two-hander Yellowman, directed by Diane Page.
“My mother and her mother before her believed, if only they could be light, light and rich, if they could marry light-skinned man, they’d be loved.”
Alma and Gene have grown up together. She dreams of a life beyond the confines of their small town. But when their friendship develops into something more serious, Gene’s fate becomes tragically intertwined with hers and they can’t escape the racial tensions within their own community.
“A beautiful coming-of-age tale…both heartwarming and ultimately heartbreaking” Variety
Aaron Anthony plays Eugene. His theatre credits include Lose Yourself (Sherman Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Eastville Park Gardens), A View from the Bridge, Macbeth (Tobacco Factory Theatre), ‘Tis Unmanly Grief (Theatre N16), Twelfth Night (Royal Exchange Manchester), Human Emotional Process (Chaskis Theatre) and Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe). For television, his credits include Emmerdale – as series regular Ellis Chapman, Behind Her Eyes, The Other One, Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators, Delicious and Hidden.
Nadine Higgin plays Alma. Her theatre credits include Legally Blonde (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Savoy Theatre), A Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe), Allelujah! (Bridge Theatre), The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre), The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre), and Little Shop of Horrors (Kilworth House Theatre). For television, her credits include Doctors; and for film, Military Wives.
Diane Page returns to the OT to direct following her 2021 JMK Award-winning production of Statements After An Arrest Under The Immorality Act. Her other credits include Julius Caesar (Shakespeare’s Globe and Globe on Tour), Lost and Found (Royal Opera House), Out West (Co-director, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre).
Completing the creative team, Niall McKeever (Designer), Rajiv Pattani (Lighting Designer) and Esther Kehinde Ajayi (Sound Designer) also return to the OT after collaborating with Diane Page in 2021.
Yellowman previews from 5 September and will be available to stream on demand via OT On Screen at a time that suits you between 11 and 14 October.