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The Scottsboro Boys

Garrick Theatre, London
The Scottsboro Boys
Garrick Theatre, London
Our Review 5 / 5

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.

Opening date |
4th October 2014
Available until |
21st February 2015

Garrick Theatre Venue Information

Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

Customer reviews

Our Review of The Scottsboro Boys


Sometimes theatre critics do get it right: the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards judged the UK premiere of Kander and Ebb's 2010 Broadway show The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic to be the best musical that was seen in London last year - beating out the West End transfers of two bigger Broadway hits, The Book of Mormon and Once. And now that it has returned to London in a belated transfer to the Garrick, it is probably going to be the best musical that will be seen in the West End... Read more


Kander and Ebb's 40+ year collaboration yielded several iconic Broadway masterworks, not least Cabaret (now out on tour yet again in the UK with Will Young in Rufus Norris's production that was seen last year in the West End, and is returning to Broadway again next year in Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's revival) and Chicago (now the longest running revival in Broadway history). Read more

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