Blues for an Alabama Sky tickets
Samira Wiley’s UK stage debutOrange 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.
Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes (including an interval)
Age recommendation: TBC