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Blues for an Alabama Sky

by Pearl Cleage

From 20 September to 5 November
Running Time: TBC

Blues for an Alabama Sky

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.

Lynette Linton directs a startling revival of this extraordinary play by Pearl CleageSamira 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).

The New American Work Programme is supported by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, and Lawton W Fitt and James I McLaren Foundation.

Blues for an Alabama Sky Ticket prices

Monday - Thursday evenings and all matinees:
£86, £66, £56, £46, £36, £20

Friday & Saturday evenings:
£89, £69, £59, £49, £39, £20

Previews 20 - 21 September:
£67, £47,  £38, £30, £25, £20

Previews 22 - 26 September:
£69, £49, £40, £30, £25, £20

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

We have an allocation of tickets held for members of our access list and if any of the Access performances above are shown as “Sold Out”, tickets may still be available: Please log in to your account to access them, or call Box Office on 020 7452 3961

Smart caption glasses

Will be available for performances of Blues for an Alabama Sky from Friday 30 September.


Delia Patterson
Ronke Adekoluejo
Lincoln Conway photo portrait
Lincoln Conway
Eddie Elliott photo portrait
Eddie Elliott
Osy Ikhile photo portrait
Leland Cunningham
Osy Ikhile
Kimberley Okoye phto portrait
Kimberley Okoye
Helena Pipe photo portrait
Helena Pipe
Sam Thomas
Sule Rimi
Giles Terera photo portrait
Guy Jacobs
Giles Terera
Samira Wiley photo portrait
Angel Allen
Samira Wiley

Production team

Photography (Samira Wiley) by Juco

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