presents a co-production with Mercury Theatre Colchester
in association with Tamasha Theatre Company
Music by Fats Waller, Book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby Jr.
Celebrating the legendary jazz musician Fats Waller and his energetic, exuberant and effervescent music, Ain’t Misbehavin’ steps back into the 1920’s and the raunchy nightclubs of Manhattan.
Join an extraordinary group of performers on a journey through a defining period of American musical history, the Harlem Renaissance – where musicians were free to experiment with new styles, and joints were jumpin’ with talented dancers, singers and instrumentalists jamming to a new beat known as swing.
Directed by Tyrone Huntley in his directorial debut, and choreographed by Oti Mabuse in her theatrical choreographing debut, this new production will mark the first London revival in almost 25 years. Tyrone is best known for his acclaimed performance as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre (Evening Standard Theatre Award, Olivier Award nomination) and Oti as a professional dancer on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing.
★★★★★“The sure way to forget life’s troubles.” London Theatre 1
★★★★ “Sexy Escapism. Outrageously funny.” Evening Standard
★★★★ “All five cast members glitter like stars.” WhatsOnStage
★★★★ “This is one party you’ll never want to leave.” The Arts Desk
★★★★ “Ain’t Misbehavin delivers 100%. Don’t miss out.” Musical Theatre Review
★★★★ “Stunning, pitch-perfect performances.” London Theatre
Associate Lighting Designer
Will Burton CDG
Carly Mercedes Dyer
Production Photos by Pamela Raith
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