4.2 (14) · Contemporary Drama

Following a ground-breaking, sell-out run in New York, Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Fairview is an interrogation of our subtly destructive preconceptions.

“Beg, borrow or steal a ticket for this one. There's only returns left for the last few performances but if you can get one you won't regret it. This controversial piece has had a very interesting mixed reception from critics. Some, like our own Lyn Gardner, have praised its "brilliance" whilst others have accused it of "preaching to the converted." One thing is for sure: people will be talking about this one for a while.”
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21 November 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“The brilliance of Nadia Latif's Fairview is the way it interrogates the way we each gaze upon the stage, and indeed the world, and it does it in a way that could only happen in the physical space of a theatre.”


This radical examination of power is directed by Young Vic’s Genesis Fellow / Associate Director, Nadia Latif.

It’s Grandma’s birthday and the Frasier family have gathered to celebrate. Beverly just wants everything to run smoothly, but Tyrone has missed his flight, Keisha is freaking out about college and Grandma has locked herself in the bathroom.

Critic reviews

Devastatingly intelligent and fiercely passionate


Jackie Sibblies Drury’s brilliant race satire is a must-see… but we can’t tell you why

Time Out

Conceptual piece on race preaches to the converted

The Times

Stunning production of an extraordinary play

The Stage

This is definitely a play to see, if you can, and to argue about afterwards

The Guardian

In the wrong hands, Fairview might fall completely flat. But Nadia Latif’s hands are definitely the right ones

Lyn Gardner for Stagedoor

Without question the play of the year

The Upcoming

This is no ordinary play

Broadway World

Jackie Sibblies Drury's play dazzlingly destroys old narratives

Evening Standard

Pulitzer Prize Winning Play Fairview Challenges The Audience's Preconceptions


The Pulitzer Prize winner begins as a cosy family comedy, but pulls the rug out from under audiences at London’s Young Vic

Financial Times

Date & time

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Thu 28 Nov - Thu 23 Jan, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


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