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The Scottsboro Boys

4 Oct 2014 - 21 Feb 2015

Music & Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Book by David Thompson
Direction & Choreography by Susan Stroman

A Catherine Schreiber, Paula Marie Black and Young Vic production.

Garrick Theatre

2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH

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The Scottsboro Boys is generously
supported by Bruno Wang.

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Show information

★★★★★
"Brave, brilliant and unmissable. I urge you to buy a ticket"
Sam Marlowe, The Times

★★★★★
"Audacious. Elating and shocking. Finger-snapping, toe-tapping. Tremendous"
Sarah Hemming, Financial Times

★★★★★
"The Scottsboro Boys is brilliant: it shakes, stirs and takes you for an unforgettable ride. Out of this world"
The Observer

★★★★★
"Extraordinary and unforgettable" 
The Metro

★★★★★
"Unmissable. A shocking, gripping, superbly staged, fabulously well-performed show"
Mail on Sunday

★★★★
"A radical musical. Daring. Electrifying. Brilliant"
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

★★★★
"Beautifully performed. A triumph"
Laura Barnett, Time Ou
t

Following a sold out run at the Young Vic, the critically acclaimed The Scottsboro Boys transfers to the Garrick Theatre for a strictly limited season.

Step right up and jump on board for this sensational musical which brings to life the extraordinary true story of nine young men, in a case that changed history forever. Nominated for 6 Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical, and winner of the Critics’ Circle Best Musical Award 2013 this is also the final collaboration of legendary composing duo Kander and Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret) and is directed and choreographed by five-time TONY Award-winner Susan Stroman (The Producers).

Don’t miss this all-singing, all-dancing, exhilarating and bold new musical, and experience the show that everyone is talking about.

★★★★
The Guardian
The Times
The Evening Standard
Time Out
The Daily Telegraph

Financial Times 
The Sunday Telegraph 
The Sunday Times 
The Sunday Express

Performances

Performances take place at the Garrick Theatre.

Monday - Saturday: 7:45pm (except 24 Dec)
Wednesday & Saturday matinees: 2:30pm 

Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes 

Tickets

SPECIAL OFFER: £39.50 Band A tickets, Mon - Fri for performances from 4 Oct - 30 Nov (excluding 27 Oct - 1 Nov & 20 Oct). Book by 31 October.  

No booking fees when you book through the Young Vic.

Available prices (more tickets available through Nimax)

Previews (4 - 23 October) Mon - Thurs: £25, £39.50, £75 premium
Previews (4 - 23 October) Fri – Sat: £30, £45, £55, £75 premium
Main run Mon - Thurs: £35, £39.50, £85 premium
Main run Fri – Sat: £40, £55, £65, £85 premium

 

In the press

Director and choreographer Susan Stroman meets Time Out to discuss musical theatre, touchy subjects and making it believable 

BBC World Service's Witness reports - The Scottsboro Boys: A Miscarriage of Justice in the US

"It’s always been about the excitement of finding a way to tell a story," The Daily Telegraph meet legendary composer John Kander to discuss The Scottsboro Boys 

Michael Billington recommends The Scottsboro Boys as the show to see this autumn in The Guardian

Colman Domingo meets the Metro to talk about his upbringing, The Scottsboro Boys and a devastating true story 

"She challenges you to be better than you thought you could be" Colman Domingo talks to The Stage about rehearsing with director Susan Stroman

‘One of the most stunning pieces of theatre I have ever seen’ says Baz Bamigboye in the Daily Mail

Direction & Choreography 
Susan Stroman
Set Design Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design
Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Design Ken Billington
Sound Design Paul Arditti
Associate Director
Nigel West

With
Joshua Da Costa
Brandon Victor Dixon
Colman Domingo 
Julian Glover
Dawn Hope
Emmanuel Kojo
James T Lane 
Dex Lee 
Forrest McClendon
Keenan Munn-Francis 
Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton 
Emile Ruddock 
Richard Pitt 
Jacade Simpson
Carl Spencer
Luke Wilson

The Scottsboro Boys was originally produced in New York City by the Vineyard Theatre, where it opened in February 2010. It was further developed at the Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, before transferring to the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. 

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