Here are details of the National Theatre production of Les Blancs, which is available to watch for free on YouTube from this evening.

Each week for the last three and a half months, the National Theatre has been bringing some of its productions that it previously beamed to cinemas around the UK to its YouTube channel. The plays that it’s released have been available one at a time, and for seven days. What’s more, they’ve been entirely free of charge to watch.

This week’s production is Les Blancs, by Lorraine Hansberry, and directed by Yael Farber. It was filmed in 2016, and comes with a 15+ age guidance.

The production will appear in the window below at 7pm tonight, and then be available for a week. Or click through on the window if you want to go direct to YouTube of course.

The synopsis for the play reads as follows…

An African country teeters on the edge of civil war. A society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an independent future. Tshembe, returned home from England for his father’s funeral, finds himself in the eye of the storm. A brave, illuminating and powerful work that confronts the hope and tragedy of revolution. Les Blancs was filmed for the National Theatre Archive in 2016.

Les Blancs will be available until next Thursday afternoon.

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