The Scottboro Boys musical received its UK premiere last night at London’s Young Vic Theatre. It was a tremendous opening night with the 550 strong crowd rising to their feet instantly at the curtain call.
Film and theatre director Stephen Daldry was spotted, as was actress Jemima Rooper, choreographer Gillian Lynne, theatre owner Nikka Burns, with rumours flying around the after-show party that film director Baz Lluhrmann had made an appearance.
The Scottsboro Boys opened on Broadway in 2010 and was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, but sadly missed out to The Book of Mormon which swept the board. It tells the story of nine young black men in 1931 who were riding the rail roads and were accused of raping two white girls and the turbulent years that followed. Almost a forgotten tale, their story was brought to the stage by John Kander, Fred Ebb, David Thompson and director Susan Stroman.
The show has garnered a string of rave reviews and rightly so. The show is nothing short of a tour-de-force and insiders are saying that tickets are going fast, so Fourthwall urges everyone to get booked in now.
Watch our exclusive interviews with the London cast.