Blues For An Alabama Sky Tickets London Theatre

Blues For An Alabama Sky Tickets

4.4 (5) · Contemporary Drama

To realise our dreams, we must wake up.

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20 September 2022  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Angel, spikier than her name might suggest, is a dancer and singer living in Harlem in 1930. Recession has been nibbling but now it is biting, and Angel has just lost her job, her boyfriend and her dignity. At least she has three very good friends, gay designer Guy, Delia who plans to open a birth control clinic and a doctor called Sam. But then into her life walks a stranger. Pearl Cleage’s 1995 play, unashamedly inspired by the works of Tennessee Williams and Lorraine Hansberry, was briefly seen at RADA in 2017 but now gets a major production by the Bush’s Lynette Linton (who made such a good job of Sweat at the Donmar). It stars Orange is the New Black actor, Samira Wiley, making her UK debut and Giles Terera.”
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New York, 1930. Following a decade of creative explosion, the Harlem Renaissance is starting to feel the bite of the Great Depression.

In the face of hardship and dwindling opportunity, Angel and her friends battle to keep their artistic dreams alive. But, when Angel falls for a stranger from Alabama, their romance forces the group to make good on their ambitions, or give in to the reality of the time.

Lynette Linton directs a startling revival of this extraordinary play by Pearl Cleage. Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale, Orange Is the New Black) makes her UK stage debut alongside a cast that includes Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo (Three Sisters), Osy Ikhile (Sweat), Sule Rimi (Barber Shop Chronicles) and Giles Terera (Death of England: Face to Face).

Critic reviews

An explosion of colour and noise, directed to perfection

· The Upcoming

This production will captivate audiences

· Broadway World

Lynette Linton proves a dynamic and steady hand on the tiller

· London Box Office

Superb cast and production for this period hit

· The Arts Desk

What a vital evening

· The Observer

Samira Wiley and Giles Terera are fabulously matched

· The Guardian

Superb cast

· The Stage

Lynette Linton’s beautiful, light-footed production is a bittersweet delight

· Evening Standard

A seamy pleasure

· The Telegraph

The evening sustains itself with performances that sweep you away

· WhatsOnStage

Giles Terera and Samira Wiley are tremendous in this stylish revival

· Time Out

Handsome production

· The Times
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Date & time

Show ended
Tue 20 Sep - Sat 5 Nov 2022, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Captioned:vFri 4 Nov, 7.30pm
BSL Performance: Wed 19 Oct, 7.30pm
Audio-described & Touch Tour: Thu 27 Oct, 6pm
Relaxed Environment: Sat 15 Oct, 2.30pm


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