The Scottsboro Boys
Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:54 PM
And there was an added frisson tonight with the news released today that the final 3 Scottsboro Boys have had posthumous pardons granted - so finally for all 9 of them after over 80 years. It was announced at the curtain call, to wild applause. I don't think there was a dry eye in the house. How often can we say that theatre really, really stirs up such emotions?
Posted 26 November 2013 - 07:00 AM
Who dare tell the lambs in Spring what fate the later season brings?
Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:05 AM
A very powerful & moving piece of theatre, and enjoyable as a musical nontheless. I disagree with fringe fan about the music, the melodies were strong & the numbers tight. In places, especially at the start, the choreography & look reminded me of Newsies a bit. One song too in particular sounded similar, will need to look that up.
The presence of the woman on stage throughout was, I thought, a subtle way of displaying reaction to the events. Whereas the men got angry, she exhibited a dignified disdain when required and nodded & approved of truths. In a show where the audience are manipulated emotionally, she was like a moral compass, if you watched her.
It is emotionally draining & very, very sad but I loved how uncomfortable & unsure I was made to feel in places, yet I left feeling uplifted that I had seen a fantastic & memorable show. One of my favourites this year.
I was upstairs at the side (front row) and despite little leg room, the view was fine.
Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:55 AM
Posted 28 November 2013 - 11:14 AM
That wasn't me, I was gasping at the matinee...!
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