Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 12+
Important Info: There is no interval. There is a small pillar between seats E16 & E17, this pillar does not restrict your view.
Kander and Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys returns to the capital in 2014 following its successful run at The Young Vic Theatre in 2013. Susan Stroman returns to direct after her recent Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Director following her work with the production last year and it is one of many award nominations that the show received.
This time, the Broadway musical runs at the West End’s Garrick Theatre where it will follow up the popular production of Twelve Angry Men, whilst giving London theatregoers a compelling insight into a real life event in Alabama in the 1930s.
The story focuses on the nine eponymous African American men as they travel on a train hoping to find new lives in 1930s Alabama. When they pass through Scottsboro, however, these dreams of a new tomorrow are dashed when two white women accuse all nine of them of rape. What unfolds is a tale of hardship and injustice as the group is convicted, despite one of the women recanting their story and a lack of evidence.
It was a landmark case, which had far-reaching implications in American society, as the right to a fair trial took centre stage and this miscarriage of justice changed the nature of juries in the South.
This musical version of the events features many stand-out numbers, which include Commencing In Chattanooga, Alabama Ladies, Never Too Late and Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey! among others.
London theatre audiences may be familiar with the work of Susan Stroman, having been the director of the production on the other side of the Atlantic and at the Young Vic Theatre in 2013. She has also co-helmed Paradise Found at the Menier Chocolate Factory and provided the choreography for Oklahoma! at the Olivier National Theatre, whilst providing choreography for a range of stand-out musicals on Broadway.
Meanwhile, John Kander and Fred Ebb were a well known musical theatre composer and lyricist prior to the latter’s death in 2004. In addition to The Scottsboro Boys, the pair worked together for shows like Cabaret, Chicago and the Martin Scorsese movie New York, New York.
The Scottsboro Boys runs at the Garrick Theatre from Tuesday 21st October 2014 (previews from Saturday 4th October 2014).
|Booking From:||Saturday, 21st February 2015|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 21st February 2015|
|Running Time:||1 hour 45 minutes|
|Age Restriction:||Suitable for ages 12+|
|Important Info:||There is no interval. There is a small pillar between seats E16 & E17, this pillar does not restrict your view.|
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