Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Lyttelton Theatre, National

Pris från 615 kr

Chicago, 1927. In a recording studio on the city’s South Side, a battle of wills is raging. Ma Rainey, Mother of the Blues, uses every trick in the book to fight her record producers for control of her music.

Hardened by years of ill-treatment and bad deals, she’s determined that ‘Black Bottom’, the song that bears her name, will be recorded her way. But Levee, the band’s swaggering young trumpet player, plans to catapult the band into the jazz age. His ambition puts them all in danger.

Inspired by the real-life Blues legend and infused with her music, August Wilson’s play speaks powerfully of a struggle for self-determination against overwhelming odds. Sharon D Clarke plays Ma Rainey.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ReviewsMa Rainey's Black Bottom Reviews

"Good play, good jazz, great acting. Hits all the right notes"
Daily Mail

"A pitch-perfect, superbly acted production’"
Financial Times

"Lively, truthful, beautifully performed"
The Times

"Vital drama gloriously realised in Dominic Cooke’s lively production"
Evening Standard

"Dominic Cooke’s excellent revival. August Wilson's blues still electrify in this landmark play"

"Superlative performances. A tremendous piece of writing. Superb"
Time Out

"A marvellous revival. Exemplary and revelatory. Performances to die for"
Daily Telegraph


Lyttelton Theatre, National
South Bank

Föreställningens längd:
2 hours and 35 minutes



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