“What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?”

Langston Hughes

Director Dawn Walton brings Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun to the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton!

Visit the Nuffield Theatre between the 23rd – 27th of February to get a taste of what life was like for a working class, African-American family living in the slums of Chicago’s segregated Southside during the 1950s. The play tells the tale of an impoverished family of five living in a small two-bedroom apartment, who are mourning the loss of the father. When the opportunity arises for the family to better themselves, the characters have conflicting ideas about how that should be done.

Set prior to the African-American civil rights movement, within the play Hansberry addresses family conflict centred around issues of discrimination, segregation, oppression and poverty. The play serves as a poignant yet insightful history lesson from the personal and relatable perspective of family life.

The Nuffield Theatre is now offering £10.00 tickets for students with a valid student ID card. Buy tickets for A Raisin in the Sun on their website at

A Raisin in the Sun