“A devastating show of dazzling sophistication and snarling wit that leaves you reeling. Brave, brilliant and unmissable.” Sam MarloweThe 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
“A triumph”Time Out
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.
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"It is lavishly cheerful yet poignant. As moral outrage, it’s riveting."
"The choreography is often electrifying, particularly in a brilliantly nightmarish tap-dancing sequence featuring an electric chair."
"This extraordinary memorial to a key event in America’s civil rights struggle is a compelling ride."