Blues For An Alabama Sky Tickets

National Theatre - Lyttelton Theatre, London

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Samira Wiley stars in this startling revival

Lynette Linton directs a startling revival of this extraordinary play by Pearl Cleage. Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale, Orange Is the New Black) makes her UK stage debut alongside a cast that includes Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo (Three Sisters), Osy Ikhile (Sweat), Sule Rimi (Barber Shop Chronicles) and Giles Terera (Death of England: Face to Face, Hamilton).

Blues For An Alabama Sky runs 28 September 2022 until 5 November 2022 in the Olivier Theatre, National Theatre London.

What is Blues For An Alabama Sky about?

To realise our dreams, we must wake up. New York, 1930.

Following a decade of creative explosion, the Harlem Renaissance is starting to feel the bite of the Great Depression. In the face of hardship and dwindling opportunity, Angel and her friends battle to keep their artistic dreams alive. But, when Angel falls for a stranger from Alabama, their romance forces the group to make good on their ambitions, or give in to the reality of the time.

Who is in the cast of Blues For An Alabama Sky?

The cast features Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale, Orange Is the New Black), Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo (Three Sisters), Osy Ikhile (Sweat), Sule Rimi (Barber Shop Chronicles) and Giles Terera (Death of England: Face to Face).

Blues For An Alabama Sky creative team

Blues For An Alabama Sky is written by acclaimed playwright and poet Pearl Cleage.

The play is directed by former Bush Theatre artistic director Lynette Linton, with set & costume by Frankie Bradshaw, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick, sound design by George Dennis, movement direction by Kane Husbands, musical composition by Benjamin Kwasi Burrell, wigs, harid & make up deesign by Cynthia De La Rosa and voice & dialect coaching by Hazel Holder.


Reviews of Blues For An Alabama Sky

★★★★★ "This is quite the best evening I have spent at the National in a long time" - i News
★★★★ "A breathless whirl of Jazz Age joy" - Telegraph
★★★★ "Deliciously funny and deeply affecting" - Evening Standard
★★★★ "A transfixing production" - Guardian
★★★★ "Giles Terera and Samira Wiley are tremendous" - TimeOut
★★★★  Average review score

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Show Information

Running time
To be confirmed
Performance dates
Booking to 5 November 2022
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

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Important Notes

Access performances for Blues for an Alabama Sky

Captioned performance: Friday 4 November at 7.30pm

BSL performance: Wednesday 19 October at 7.30pm. The signer for this performance will be Ali Gordan (Theatrsign)

Audio-described performances: Thursday 27 October at 7.30pm with a Touch Tour at 6pm

Chilled performance: Saturday 15 October at 2.30pm

Smart caption glasses: Will be available for performances of Blues for an Alabama Sky from Friday 30 September.




Venue Information

National Theatre - Lyttelton Theatre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68, RV1
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