Be an ally, be in the room, be in the conversation.

A Northern Stage production (Co-Produced with Leeds Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, Soho Theatre and in association with HOME Manchester)
By Claudia Rankine


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The UK and European premiere of Claudia Rankine's first published play, The White Card poses the question: can society progress when whiteness remains invisible? Written in 2019 during an increasingly racially divided America and before the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests rippled across the globe, a wealthy, privileged white couple invite a talented Black artist to dinner. Tensions run high and a heated debate uncovers some uncomfortable truths that can’t be ignored about white privilege, cultural appropriation and representation.

Be an ally, be in the room, be in the conversation. The White Card invites us to all to play our part in the debate.

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Relaxed performance

Sat 7 May, 2.30pm & Thu 12 May, 7.30pm

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Integrated BSL signed performance

Fri 13 May, 7.30pm & Sat 14 May, 2.30pm

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Captioned performance*

Fri 6 May, 7.30pm

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Audio Described performance

Wed 11 May, 2.30pm

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