The Young Vics 2013 sell out musical production of The Scottsboro Boys by Kander and Ebb transfers to the West End’s Garrick Theatre where it will open on October 21, 2014 following previews from October 4. It is currently booking until 21 Feb 2015.
Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. the original London production was nominated for six Olivier Awards. The musical tells the true story of nine young black men, aged between 12 and 19, travelling on a train through Scottsboro, Alabama in 1931 in search of a new life.
As the group find themselves wrongly accused of rape, their subsequent trial divides the nation, and continues to affect legislation years after events.