King Cotton archiveKing Cotton tells the epic story of the struggle to break free from poverty and slavery, seen through the eyes of Sokoto, a black slave working on an American cotton plantation and Tom, an impoverished mill-worker in the North West of England and is set against the backdrop of the American Civil War and the Lancashire cotton famine. Cotton is the thread that binds their lives; lives inextricably linked until the story finally reaches its emotionally wrought conclusion. Co-commissioned by The Lowry and Liverpool, European Capital of Culture 2008. Supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council of England, and the PRS Foundation.


John Henshaw (God), Israel Oyelumade (Sokoto), Paul Anderson (Tom), Paul Barnhill, John Elkington, Nolan Frederick, Kirsty Hoiles, Emma Jay Thomas, Cornelius Macarthy, 'Wendy Mae Brown, Vanessa White-Smith


Author: Jimmy McGovern (from an original idea by Ian Brownbill)
Music: Howard Goodall
Producer(s): The Lowry, Liverpool Culture Company
Director: Jude Kelly
Design: Ti Green
Costume: Ti Green
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King Cotton

King Cotton (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T1630629656. Details of all King Cotton archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0254961453

Archive Listings

25 Sep 07
29 Sep 07
Liverpool Empire Theatre
12 Sep 07
22 Sep 07
The Lowry
Greater Manchester

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