Simply Heavenly archiveWritten in 1957, Simply Heavenly was born out of a series of short stories featuring Jess B Semple's bar room philosophy on life, love and the pursuit of the easy way. An offbeat Harlem everyman living in a rapidly changing America, Simple became Hughes's most enduring character expressing the everyday victories of an ordinary hero. Simply Heavenly first ran on Broadway in 1957, giving a voice through humour and song to the African American experience. With gentle satire, insightful ramblings and street-wise humour Hughes chronicled the hopes and despair of black America.


Clive Rowe, Ruby Turner, Rhashan Stone, Des Coleman, Nicola Hughes, Melanie Marshall, Jason Pennycooke, Cat Simmons, Dale Superville, Paul Kissaun


Author: Langston Hughes
Lyrics: Langston Hughes
Music: David Martin
Director: Josette Bushell-Mingo
Choreographer: Paul J Medford
Design: Rob Howell
Lighting: Paul Anderson
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Simply Heavenly

Simply Heavenly (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T873443584. Details of all Simply Heavenly archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01222132901

Archive Listings

7 Mar 03
19 Apr 03
The Young Vic
West End
Greater London

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