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