Blues for Mr Charlie archiveIn the Deep South of America just before the birth of the civil rights movement, local white storekeeper Lyle Britten stands trial accused of killing Richard Henry, a young black man. As the trial ensues, the simmering tensions in the community reach melting point. In the face of overwhelming evidence, will the all-jury convict, or is Britten above the law? Inspired by the Mississippi murder trial of Emmett Till, Blues for Mr Charlie first premiered in New York on April 23 1964 using a racially diverse cast.


Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Leland Burnett, Sylvano Clarke, Ruth Grey, Sam Hazeldine, Elizabeth Hurran, Junior Laniyan, Barnaby Kay, Alibe Parsons, Rolf Saxon, Ray Shell, Ellen Sheean


Author: James Baldwin
Producer: New Wolsey
Company: Talawa Theatre Company (in association with Tricycle Theatre)
Director(s): Paulette Randall, John Adam-Baker (assistant)
Design: James Farncombe
Lighting: Libby Watson
Music: Delroy Murray
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Blues for Mr Charlie

Blues for Mr Charlie (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1424388782. Details of all Blues for Mr Charlie archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1015811713

Archive Listings

16 Jun 04
10 Jul 04
The Kiln (formerly Tricycle Theatre)
Inner London
Greater London
26 May 04
5 Jun 04
New Wolsey Theatre

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