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    [a] stylish revival
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Samira Wiley makes her UK stage debut in a revival of Pearl Cleage’s play about struggling artists during the 1930s economic decline.

Samira Wiley’s UK stage debut

Orange Is the New Black star Samira Wiley makes her UK stage debut at the National Theatre, starring in a revival of Pearl Cleage’s Blues for an Alabama Sky.

Cleage’s acclaimed 1995 play follows a group of artists in New York City, who had thrived during the Harlem Renaissance but now find themselves struggling when the Great Depression takes hold. As their opportunities dry up, Angel and her friends fight to keep their creative dreams afloat. Their hand is forced however when Angel meets and falls for a stranger from Alabama, and they must decide to rebel or conform.

Emmy Award-winning US actress Samira Wiley stars as Angel Allen in the Blues for an Alabama Sky London revival at the Lyttelton Theatre, with further casting including Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo as Delia Patterson, Giles Terera as Guy Jacobs and Sule Rimi as Sam Thomas.

Blues for An Alabama Sky is directed by Lynette Linton (Donmar Warehouse and West End: Sweat), who is currently Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre.

Travel back to the 1930s, and a startling new staging of a modern American classic, with Blues for an Alabama Sky tickets. The play runs at the National Theatre for a limited season.

Sorry this show closed 05 November 2022, we recommend these similar productions.

Fawlty Towers
Performance dates:
03 Nov 2022 - 05 Nov 2022
Running time:
2 hours and 45 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:

Latest Audience Reviews

The Great Depression, Harlem, & modernisation. A truly superb cast! The drama's humour explores d... More

Set in Harlem, New York in 1930 at the time of the dying days of The Harlem Renaissance and into... More

Considering this was the opening night, I was very impressed. Really good writing and really goo... More

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