The Scottsboro Boys
Showing from 4th October 2014, The Scottsboro Boys
Following a sold out run at the Young Vic, the critically acclaimed The Scottsboro Boys has transferred to the Garrick Theatre for a strictly limited season.
Step right up and jump on board for this sensational musical which brings to life the extraordinary true story of nine young men, in a case that changed history forever.
Nominated for 6 Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical, and winner of the Critics’ Circle Best Musical Award 2013 this is also the final collaboration of legendary composing duo Kander and Ebb (CHICAGO, CABARET) and is directed and choreographed by five-time TONY Award-winner Susan Stroman (THE PRODUCERS).
Don’t miss this all-singing, all-dancing, exhilarating and bold new musical, and experience the show that everyone is talking about.
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.45pm
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm
Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Age Restrictions: Suitable for ages 12+
Booking From: 4th October 2014
Booking Until: 21st February 2015
Important Information: There is no interval.
The Garrick Theatre
The Garrick Theatre was designed by Walter Emden, together with C J Phipps as a consultant to help with the planning on this site which included an underground river.
The theatre was built for W S Gilbert, who was responsible for the book and lyrics of all Savoy Operas with Sir Arthur Sullivan, opening on 24th April, 1889 and named after David Garrick, an 18th Century actor, and still to this day retaining its Victorian aspects. In 1889 Sir John Hare produced and starred in The Profligate with Johnston Forbes Robertson and Lewis Waller.
The theatre had 800 seats on four levels, when first built, but since then the gallery has been closed and the seating capacity reduced to 656. Also, the gold leaf auditorium was restored in 1986 by the designer Carl Toms and in 1997 the front facade also had a facelift.
In recent years, the theatre has largely been associated with comedies or comedy-dramas.
Recent productions include a No Sex Please We’re British, which transferred to the Duchess Theatre in August 1986. Notably, since then, on 24th October 1995 the Royal National Theatre’s multi-award winning production of J B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls opened at the theatre, having played successful seasons at the RNT’s Lyttelton and Olivier theatres as well as the Aldwych theatre, as well as a season on Broadway.