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Lynette Linton to Direct BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY for the National Theatre

Lynette Linton is set to direct Blues for an Alabama Sky at the National Theatre!

Blues for an Alabama Sky is a startling play set in 1930 during the Harlem renaissance, about four friends whose lives and passions collide when a newcomer from Alabama arrives.

Samira Wiley, the Emmy-winning American actress from The Handmaid’s Tale, makes her National Theatre debut this autumn as Angel Allen. She’s joined by Giles Terera, who originated the role of Aaron Burr in the West End’s Hamilton and featured in our original film Death of England: Face to Face. He plays Guy Jacobs.

Pearl Cleage’s play is directed by Linton, Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre, who makes her National Theatre debut. It opens in the Lyttelton theatre in September 2022, with tickets on sale in May.

The cast also features: Ronke Adékoluejo (Three Sisters) as Delia Patterson, Osy Ikhile (Sweat) as Leland Cunningham, Sule Rimi (Barber Shop Chronicles) as Sam Thomas and Giles Terera (Death of England: Face to Face) performing the role of Guy Jacobs.

Set and costume design by Frankie Bradshaw, lighting designer is Oli Fenwick, movement director is Kane Husbands, composer is Ben Kwasi Burrell and sound designer is George Dennis. Tickets for Blues for an Alabama Sky will go on sale in May.