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The Grapes Of Wrath (2017)

  • Venue: Quarry Theatre
  • Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes with one interval
  • Age Guidance: 16+
  • Other: Post Show Discussion Fri 26 May. Contains full frontal nudity
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More Information on The Grapes Of Wrath (2017)

The Oklahoma landscape is barren, crops turn to dust and farmers are forced from their land.

The Joad family are driven by desperation and by hope. Facing environmental and economic disaster, they join thousands of families to undertake an epic journey; travelling west on Route 66 to the Promised Land, California, in search of work and a new life.

Based on the classic novel by John Steinbeck this is a timely story of survival, equality and justice. This urgent new production speaks fiercely to the current moment.

BSL and Captioned Performance Information


Cast & Credits

Adapted by Frank Galati / Based on the novel by John Steinbeck / Director Abbey Wright / Designer Laura Hopkins / Composer & Musical Director Matt Regan / Lighting Designer Nigel Edwards / Sound Designer David Gregory / Assistant Director Max Hutchinson / Movement Director John Ross / Casting Director Ruth O'Dowd / Fight Director Philip D'Orléans / Dialect Coach Tim Charrington /

A West Yorkshire Playhouse, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Nottingham Playhouse and Royal & Derngate Northampton co-production

  • Ben Bland
    as Connie
  • Daniel Boorof
    as Noah
  • Brendan Charleson
    as Casy
  • Charlie Folorunsho
    as Pa
  • Shiv Jalota
    as Al
  • Jim Kitson
    as Uncle John
  • Pamela Merrick
    as Gramma, Elizabeth Sandry
  • Molly Logan
    as Rose of Sharon
  • Harry Napier
    as Actor-Musician
  • Alexander Newland
    as Muley, Ma Going Back, Narrator
  • Heronimo Sehmi
    as Grampa
  • André Squire
    as Tom Joad
  • Julia Swift
    as Ma


“ One of the greatest of the great American novels.'”

- The Guardian 100 Best Novels of All Time

“ stimulating, moving, inventive”

- Leeds Living

“ forceful, compelling drama”

- Entertainment Focus

“ moving”

- On: Yorkshire Magazine

Book Tickets

Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Socially Distanced

A guaranteed socially distanced performance provides seating with additional space between bubbles to allow appropriate social distancing.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £1.95 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Socially Distanced - Socially Distanced
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