Branden Jacobs-Jenkins'


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Written by
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by
​​​​Gretchen Egolf

Designed by
Niall McKeever

Linbury Studio Theatre

£14 (£7 concessions)*

7 - 11 Feb

About the show

The Lafayette family return to their late father’s home in Arkansas, to clear the former plantation before it is sold. When they make a disturbing discovery among his possessions, the reunion takes an explosive turn, and the family must confront their role in history.

Winner of the Obie Award for Best New Play, Appropriate is a gripping play about the legacies we are left with, and is a subversively funny take on the great American drama.

'A bitterly funny family drama with ghostly overtones that raise genuine goosebumps... an audacious, vividly atmospheric tour de force'

Evening Standard

'The deftly crafted blend of shocking exaggeration and believability, politeness and fury… makes Appropriate land with the kind of thump you rarely encounter in the theatre'

Chicago Tribune

Gretchen Egolf is an actor, teacher, and director.  She trained at The Juilliard School and as an actor-trainer with the Michael Chekhov Association USA.   Gretchen has spent more decades than she’d care to admit performing in theatres in the US (and UK), extensively in American television (also now UK TV), and in film. Recent directing credits include Vernon God Little (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), Tennessee Williams’ Mr Paradise (Trafalgar Studios upstairs), Arthur Miller’s American Clock (RCSSD), and short films of sonnets for New York Shakespeare Exchange.  Gretchen is co-director of The Chekhov Collective UK.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' plays include Neighbors (Public Theater), I (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Victory Gardens Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Signature Theatre), An Octoroon (Soho Rep), and War.  He is a Residency Five playwright at Signature Theatre and a Lila Acheson Wallace Fellow at the Juilliard School.  Additionally, his work has been seen at the Vineyard Theatre, the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, Company One in Boston, and the HighTide Festival in the United Kingdom.

He has taught at New York University and Queens University of Charlotte, and his honours include the Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting, the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award.  He holds an MA in Performance Studies.


Bo Lafayette
David Barnes

Cassidy Kramer-Lafayette
Marie Dumoulin

Franz Lafayette
T'ai Hartley

Toni Lafayette
Kimberley Jackson

Rachel Kramer-Lafayette
Tessa Marts

George Rexstrew

River Rayner
Hannah Schunk-Hockings

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Tickets cost £14, but we have £7 concessions tickets available to Hammersmith & Fulham residents, students, or people who are over 65, under 18 or are on Job Seeker's Allowance. You'll just need to provide proof of your eligibility when you collect your tickets at the Box Office. We offer a complimentary ticket for carers, to book please call the box office on 020 8834 0550.

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