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The Road to Prominence

Closed 26 Feb 2021


Celebrates the wonder, craft and journey of black musical theatre artistry over the last 100 years.
The Road to Prominence - Online from Thespie

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Show details


The Road to Prominence celebrates the wonder, craft and journey of black musical theatre artistry over the last 100 years.

From Broadway to the West End, from the 20th to 21st centuries, diverse voices from the African and Caribbean diaspora have birthed a new sound which has both promoted and progressed musical theatre, adding rich cultural layers and eclectic edges to the beloved multidisciplinary artform.

The Road to Prominence features an acclaimed roster of UK talent from the stage and screen celebrating the music of black musical theatre writers, composers and creatives through candid conversations and powerful performances.

Background, advisory warnings

Age suitability: Not available

The filmed concert is directed by Dominic Powell whose musical Cases is featured in the concert, alongside works such as The Wiz, The Color Purple, Ain't Misbehavin', and Shuffle Along.

The cast includes Zoe Birkett, Adrian Hansel, Waylon Jacobs, Aisha Jawando, Bobby Little, Maiya Quansah Breed, Alex Thomas Smith, Andrew Patrick Walke, and Music Director Sean Green.

This special filmed event will be available to watch live from over 100 countries, and is available to purchase in various currencies.

The Road to Prominence premieres on Friday 26th February at 8PM GMT and purchasers have on-demand access for 72 hours

Tickets must be purchased per household.

Any sharing of account information is against our terms of use and may result in loss of income for the artists.

Recording of the livestream is strictly prohibited.

Any distribution of recorded material will be subject to copyright infringement.

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Show date

Friday 26 February 2021

Performance days & times

Friday ‑ 8pm


Running time: 50-60 mins



£8/$10 per household with all proceeds going to Black Lives Matter UK.

£15/$25 and £25/$30 tickets also available which include an extra donation.


Includes ...

Zoe Birkett

Adrian Hansel

Waylon Jacobs

Aisha Jawando

Bobby Little

Maiya Quansah Breed

Alex Thomas Smith

Andrew Patrick Walke


Director: Dominic Powell
Musical direction: Sean Green
Production: Thespie


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