In a rented apartment on Chicago’s South Side, the Younger family are full of hope, dreams, grief, and big plans.

Their beloved father has died, and the money from his life insurance policy could change their lives.

Mama wants to put down roots in a home of her own. Her daughter Beneatha has her heart set on becoming a doctor. But her son Walter Lee thinks the money is his to spend — and he’s willing to sacrifice his values and his family to get what he wants. Each must face what it means to escape the confines of a segregated society. How do you create a meaningful life in a world designed to keep you down?

Groundbreaking, pioneering and challenging, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun broke barriers as the first play by a Black woman on Broadway. Directed by Tinuke Craig (Jitney, The Color Purple), this classic family drama full of humour and heart, remains relevant and powerful in a world still divided by inequality.

“A play that changed American theatre forever.”
The New York Times


Joséphine-Fransilja Brookman
Beneatha Joséphine-Fransilja Brookman
Cash Holland
Ruth Cash Holland
Solomon Israel
Walter Lee Solomon Israel
Jonah Russell
Karl Jonah Russell


Writer Lorraine Hansberry
Director Tinuke Craig
Set Designer Cécile Trémolières
Costume Designer Maybelle Laye
Composer and Sound Designer Max Pappenheim
Lighting Designer Joshua Pharo
Movement Director Sarita Piotrowski
Fight & Intimacy Director Haruka Kuroda
Voice & Dialect Coach Aundrea Fudge
Associate Director Phillippe Cato
Design Associate Ruta Irbite
Lighting Associate Luke Haywood
Casting Director Lotte Hines
Literary Trustee Joi Gresham

Schools and Groups


Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on full price tickets.

Discount will be automatically applied on the ‘Checkout’ screen. Book up to 20 tickets online with the groups discount, discounts vary per performance and are subject to availability.

See the list of discounted performances on the Group Discounts Page.

Have a large group looking to attend? Please email and a member of the team will be able to assist.


Show tickets for school pupils are £13.50 each (one teacher goes free with every 10 tickets purchased). Find out more about School Visits here and book by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419.


We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning, Reduced Capacity and Audio Description for this production.

Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services.

Find out more about Access at Nottingham Playhouse here.