The Scottsboro Boys
Tells the true story of nine young black men, aged between 12 and 19, travelling on a train through Scottsboro, Alabama in 1931 in search of a new life. By the end of their journey, their lives had been changed forever by the devastating effect of a single lie. Two white women falsely accused the nine of rape. Even though one of the women later recanted her accusation and in spite of a total absence of evidence, the boys were convicted. Their subsequent trials and appeals, lasting seven years, deeply divided the nation.
Archive :: production:T01213394065, musical:S01935704303, venue:V394
Running time: 1hr 40mins. Age recommendation: 12+
Previous details associated with this item and date of change.
- 29 Apr 14
- E:Young Vic, E:Catherine Schreiber, I:Susan Stroman, H:Susan Stroman, P:Colman Domingo (Mr. Bones), P:Forrest McClendon (Mr. Tambo), P:Christian Dante-White (Charles Weems), P:Clinton Roane (Roy Wright), P:Julian Glover (The Interlocutor), P:Dawn Hope (The Lady), P:Adebayo Bolaji (Clarence Norris), P:Carl Spencer (Andy Wright), P:Martin Bishop, P:Susan Reynolds, P:Jordan Shaw