Rehearsal images for Blues for an Alabama Sky

Check out these rehearsal shots by Marc Brenner of the National Theatre’s upcoming Blues for an Alabama Sky

New York, 1930. Following a decade of creative explosion, the Harlem Renaissance is starting to feel the bite of the Great Depression.

In the face of hardship and dwindling opportunity, Angel and her friends battle to keep their artistic dreams alive. But, when Angel falls for a stranger from Alabama, their romance forces the group to make good on their ambitions, or give in to the reality of the time.

Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale) performs the role of Angel Allen in her UK stage debut with Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo (Three Sisters) as Delia Patterson, Osy Ikhile (Sweat) as Leland Cunningham, Sule Rimi (Barber Shop Chronicles) as Sam Thomas and Giles Terera (Death of England: Face to Face) as Guy Jacobs. Lincoln Conway, Eddie Elliott, Kimberley Okoye and Helena Pipe complete the company.

Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage will play on the National Theatre’s Lyttelton stage from 20 September until 5 November. It will be directed by Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre, Lynette Linton, as she makes her National Theatre debut.

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