Featuring 26 hot and soul-filled songs by blues and jazz icons Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington and many more, this will be a sizzling night to remember.
Blues In The Night ran from 19 August 2019 until 7 September 2019 at the Kiln Theatre, London.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
A man is a two-face, a worrisome thing who’ll leave you to sing, the blues in the night.
Set in a rundown Chicago hotel in 1938, listen to the stories of three women’s relationships with the same snake of a man, their interweaving stories told through the torch songs and blues of Bessie Smith, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Gordon Jenkins, and Alberta Hunter, among others.
WHO’S IN IT?: BLUES IN THE NIGHT CAST
The cast features Olivier Award winner Sharon D Clarke (Caroline or Change, Ghost, Amen Corner), Debbie Kurup (Sweet Charity, Girl From the North Country) Olivier Award-winner Clive Rowe (Guys and Dolls, Carousel) and Gemma Sutton (Follies, The Rink).
Conceived by Sheldon Epps and directed by Susie McKenna.
★★★★ ‘Sharon D Clarke brings the house down. The band sound glorious and the newly refurbished Kiln has never looked bigger or better’ Evening Standard
★★★★ ‘Exquisitely performed. The cast and the in-house quintet are superlative’ Sunday Times
★★★★ ‘Debbie Kurup combines the elegance of Lena Horne with the ravaged pathos of Billie Holiday’ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘You won’t hear anything much finer on the London stage this month’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ ‘Gemma Sutton is vocally flawless and transforms from ingenue to blues queen’ Daily Mail
Theatre InformationKiln Theatre
Address: 269 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR
Nearest Tube or Train: Kilburn (Jubilee line) / Brondesbury rail station
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