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The Scottsboro Boys

REVIEWS
  • “A devastating show of dazzling sophistication and snarling wit that leaves you reeling. Brave, brilliant and unmissable.” Sam Marlowe

    The Times
  • “As witty and tuneful as it is provocative and profound, The Scottsboro Boys was the best musical of last year and remains the best musical of this.”

    The Sunday Express
  • “Brilliant cast and electrifying choreography”

    The Guardian
  • “Dazzingly delivered staging…the impact is both elating and shocking”

    The Financial Times
  • “Riveting”

    The Daily Mail
  • “Unforgettable”

    The Metro
  • “A triumph”

    Time Out
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
  • The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2014Winner - Best Musical
  • Olivier Awards 2015Best Actor in a Musical - Brandon Dixon
  • Olivier Awards 2014Best Director - Susan Stroman
  • Olivier Awards 2014Best Actor - Kyle Scatliffe
  • Olivier Awards 2014Best performance in a supporting role in a musical - Colman Domingo
  • Olivier Awards 2014Mastercard best new musical
  • Olivier Awards 2014Best theatre choreographer - Susan Stroman
  • Olivier Awards 2014Autograph sound award for outstanding achievement in music
SYNOPSIS

Winner of the Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2014, The Scottsboro Boys is a collaboration between legendary composing duo Kander and Ebb

Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, 6 Olivier Awards, Winner of the Best Musical at the Critics Circle Awards and Winner of the Best Musical at The Evening Standard Awards 2014, The Scottsboro Boys is a collaboration between the legendary composing duo John Kander and Fred Ebb (Cabaret, Chicago) who are well known for taking difficult subject matters and turning them into exhilarating entertainment. At once challenging and exhilarating, The Scottsboro boys tells the true life story of a group of nine black teenagers in Alabama who were accused of raping two white women in 1931. The case sparked the American Civil Rights movement and was instrumental in changing the course of American history.

Bruno Wang’s involvement as Producer on the show was prompted by his spiritual work and his belief that all forms of injustice are distortions of spiritual balance and karma.

More information on the production can be found here

Cast

  • 01.Joshua Da Costa is Roy Wright
  • 02.Brandon Victor Dixon is Haywood Patterson
  • 03.Colman Domingo is Mr Bones
NEWS
  • 01. Daily Mail

    "It is lavishly cheerful yet poignant. As moral outrage, it’s riveting."

  • 02. The Guardian

    "The choreography is often electrifying, particularly in a brilliantly nightmarish tap-dancing sequence featuring an electric chair."

  • 03. The Express

    "This extraordinary memorial to a key event in America’s civil rights struggle is a compelling ride."

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