News: Peter de Jersey to appear in The Book of Grace

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Tony nominee Suzan-Lori Parks, The Book of Grace is a fierce family drama set against the Mexico-United States border, reflecting on society’s hostility towards immigrants with timely new resonance as the world watches its own borders.

Directed by award-winning and Olivier nominated director Femi Elufowoju jr, the UK premiere stars Ellena Vincent (Sylvia, Hamilton, Coronation Street), Associate Artist of the RSC Peter de Jersey, and Daniel Francis-Swaby (Barbershop Chronicles). 

Director Femi Elufowoju jr; Writer Suzan-Lori Parks; Set & costume designer Will Fricker & Rae Smith; Lighting designer David Howe; Composer/Sound designer Simon McCorry; and Production manager Casimira Hayward-Peel 

Grace lives with her husband Vet, a patrol officer on the Texas-Mexico border. When Vet is awarded a medal for his service, Grace invites his estranged son Buddy to join them at the ceremony. But Buddy arrives armed with resentment, an ultimatum and (several) hand grenades…

The Book of Grace runs at Arcola Theatre 16 May – 8 June 2024,

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