The play, an account of a people’s recovery from the trauma of slavery, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play when first performed on Broadway. Lindo was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of Herald Loomis (he plays the part of Bynum Walker at the Young Vic, Loomis is played by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith).
First night guests included Welsh actor Michael Sheen, who will play Hamlet at the Young Vic towards the end of 2011 (See News, 13 May 2010).
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