Cafe Society Swing


Tells the true story of the first racially integrated jazz club in New York - Cafe Society, which opened in December 1938.
Cafe Society Swing at Theatre Royal (Stratford East)

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Overview


Genre: Play with music
Venue: Theatre Royal (Stratford East)
Started: Tuesday 5 June 2018
Closed: Saturday 16 June 2018
Running time:2 hrs 10 mins
Age suitability: Suitable for all ages

Synopsis


This acclaimed show tells the true story of the first racially integrated jazz club in New York - Cafe Society, which opened in December 1938.


One of the first American venues to treat the great black artists of the era with dignity and respect, the club was the launch pad for Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan and many others.


Full of swinging jazz, blues, gospel and bebop, the show follows the venue's thrilling struggles and triumphs to its eventual demise in America's 'Red Scare' of the late 1940s.


Billie Holiday was one of the first headliners at the club and it was at Cafe Society that club owner Barney Josephson presented her with the classic protest lyric Strange Fruit - which became her signature song.


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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
Gerry Raffles Square
Stratford
London E15 1BN

Box office tel: 020 8534 0310

Box office email: Send Mail

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 5 June 2018

Closes:Saturday 16 June 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm

Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£10.00 - £24.00

Standard:
£10.00 - £32.00

Creatives


Author: Alex Webb
Production: Lateralize Ltd in association with the Copasetic Foundation. Media Partner Jazz FM

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