Ain't Misbehavin'

Ain't Misbehavin'

3.7 (3) · Musicals

Ain't Misbehavin' steps back into the 1920’s and the raunchy nightclubs of Manhattan.

“This new production of the raucous jazz musical has been called "intelligent, boistrous and beautiful". Choreographed by Oti Mabuse, of Strictly Come Dancing fame, and directed by musical theatre prodigy Tyrone Huntley, it's the perfect summer spectacular and great fun for fans of this era of music.”
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18 April 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Remember how brilliant Tyrone Huntley was as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar? Well here’s a chance to see him making his directorial debut at the helm of this show celebrating the life and work of 1920s Jazz musician Fats Waller. Strictly Come Dancing’s Oti Mabuse is the choreographer. The show was seen at the Mercury in Colchester earlier this year and while the narrative may not be its strongest point, the music is sublime and by all accounts Huntley really does make the joint jump.”

Overview

Celebrating the legendary jazz musician Fats Waller and his energetic, exuberant and effervescent music.

Join an extraordinary group of performers on a journey through a defining period of American musical history, the Harlem Renaissance – where musicians were free to experiment with new styles, and joints were jumpin’ with talented dancers, singers and instrumentalists jamming to a new beat known as swing.

Directed by Tyrone Huntley in his directorial debut, and choreographed by Oti Mabuse in her theatrical choreographing debut, this new production will mark the first London revival in almost 25 years. Tyrone is best known for his acclaimed performance as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre (Evening Standard Theatre Award, Olivier Award nomination) and Oti as a professional dancer on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Critic reviews

Light but lively revival that reflects the energy of the Harlem Renaissance jazz scene

The Stage

If you’re a fan of this key period in music history, don’t miss out. I wouldn’t be surprised if it had an afterlife closer to W1 after it closes at Southwark in June

Musical Theatre Review

A jazz hot musical

The Arts Desk

Tyrone Huntley's directorial debut is boisterous and full of verve

Evening Standard

Huntley, Mabuse and their firecracker of a cast have done Mr Waller proud. The joint is indeed jumpin

WhatsOnStage

This plot-free revue based on the songs of Fats Waller is fun but thin

Time Out

Songs as fresh today as when they were written nearly 100 years ago

Broadway World

Intelligent, boisterous and beautiful this show is a celebration of a pivotal moment in American musical history

West End Wilma

A crack cast fire up this romp through Fats Waller’s music, directed by Tyrone Huntley with moves by the Strictly dancer

The Guardian

A wild and raucous ride from start to finish

A Younger Theatre

Date & time

Show ended
Fri 19 Apr - Sat 1 Jun, 3pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs

Venue

77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD London, UK · Get Directions

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