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FencesComedian Lenny Henry proved he can do serious acting as well as he can do stand-up with Othello in 2009 and now he's back in Fences, a "cracking production" (Telegraph) of August Wilson's American drama. In the 1983 play set in the 1950s, Henry stars as African American Troy Maxson, an embittered bin man in his 50s, whose career in baseball was cut short by race laws, a role previously undertaken by the likes of Denzel Washington and James Earl Jones. Fences tours the UK before opening in London's West End in June at the Duchess Theatre. Ticket deals for Fences are available now. Reviews of Paulette Randall's "excellent production" at Theatre Royal Bath have claimed Lenny Henry as "magnificent", capable of delivering "moments of wrenching intensity", (Charles Spencer, Telegraph).

 

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    The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £149  35% off
    Aldwych, WC2B | 1 minute from Fences
    Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
     
     
     
    ME London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £195  29% off
    336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 1 minute from Fences
    A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
     
     
     
    Strand Palace Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £33  39% off
    372 Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Fences
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    wonder.land
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th November 2015 to 30th January 2016
    National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, SE1 | 8 minutes from Fences
    A brand new musical inspired by Alice in Wonderland, wonder.land is Damon Albarn and Moira Buffini's hotly anticipated musical take on Lewis Carroll's much admired ...More
     
     
     
    The 3 Little Pigs
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th August to 6th September 2015
    Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1A | 8 minutes from Fences
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    Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 1 minute from Fences
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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Fences
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    Theatre Royal Drury Lane
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Fences
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    London > Attractions > Museums
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    London Film Museum Covent Garden
    London > Attractions > Museums
    45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Fences
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    Courtauld Institute Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Fences
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    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Fences
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    Primrose Bakery
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Fences
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    Indigo Restaurant
    London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
    1 Aldwych, One Aldwych Hotel, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Fences
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    18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Fences
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    London > Education > Arts and Drama
    Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Fences
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    1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Fences
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    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 9 minutes from Fences
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    London > Leisure > Arts Centres
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    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Fences
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    39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Fences
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    Philomena's Irish Bar
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Fences
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from Fences
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Fences
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    Lowlander Beer Cafe
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Fences
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    B.Y.O.C
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Fences
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Fences
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    Somerset House
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Fences
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