What the critics are saying about A Raisin in the Sun

Posted on 10 February 2016

‘Sometimes it’s like I can see the future stretched out in front of me…a big, looming blank space – full of nothing.’
Walter Lee-Younger

The Younger family are living in a small apartment that fit them when they were half their number. Their hopes, dreams and aspirations have been put on hold for years within the four walls and around the kitchen table.

But when a chance to change the course of their future emerges, the pressures of opportunity threaten to overwhelm them.
Enjoy a first look at Eclipse Theatre’s all-new production of A Raisin in the Sun, a searing portrait of working class family life on the cusp of the civil rights era coming to the Belgrade Main Stage from Tues 23 – Sat 26 Mar.

Since opening in Sheffield last week, our new co-production of Lorraine Hansberry’s seminal American drama has been attracting some incredible feedback from audiences and critics alike. You can read a selection of the latest reviews below. Plus, click on the gallery icon to your right to view a selection of production images from the show.

Lorraine Hansberry’s family drama still sings out loud, angry and true.

The Guardian

Hansberry shows, brilliantly, how struggles stack up and multiply.

Whats On Stage

Absorbingly captures the cramped, powder-keg claustrophobia of the household that reaches crisis point.

The Times

An engaging revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s still resonant play

The Stage

A Raisin in the Sun will visit the Belgrade Theatre from Tues 26 – Sat 26 March. For tickets, call our friendly Box Office on 024 7655 3055 or visit