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Blues for an Alabama Sky

Author(s): Pearl Cleage

Blues for an Alabama Sky is set in 1930 during the Harlem renaissance, about four friends whose lives and passions collide when a newcomer from Alabama arrives.

Samira Wiley (The Handmaid's Tale) makes her National Theatre debut as Angel Allen. She’s joined by Giles Terera, who originated the role of Aaron Burr in the West End’s Hamilton and featured in Death of England: Face to Face, as Guy Jacobs.

Pearl Cleage’s play is directed by Lynette Linton, Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre, who makes her National Theatre debut.

The cast also features: Ronke Adékoluejo (Three Sisters) as Delia Patterson, Osy Ikhile (Sweat) as Leland Cunningham and Sule Rimi (Barber Shop Chronicles) as Sam Thomas.

Set and costume design by Frankie Bradshaw, lighting designer is Oli Fenwick, movement director is Kane Husbands, composer is Ben Kwasi Burrell and sound designer is George Dennis.

Performances

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