CafeSociety Swing, Theatre Royal Stratford East
Cafe Society Swing tells the true story of Cafe Society - the first racially-integrated jazz club in New York. This must-see production is now open at Theatre Royal Stratford East for just two weeks only!
Opening in December 1938, Cafe Society was one of the first American venues to treat the great black artists of the era with dignity and respect and was the launch pad for legendary jazz stars Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan and many more.
Full of swinging jazz, blues, gospel and bebop, Cafe Society Swing follows the venue’s struggles and triumphs to its eventual demise in America’s ‘Red Scare’ of the late 1940s.
Boasting a stellar international cast including Ciyo Brown, China Moses, Vimala Rowe, Judi Jackson and Peter Gerald, this jazz-fuelled smash-hit is not to be missed!
★★★★ 'Fabulous.' Financial Times
★★★★ 'A genuine treat.' The Times
'A balm for the soul.' The New York Times Critic's Pick
MUST END 16 JUNE
Cafe Society Swing is at Theatre Royal Stratford East from 5 -16 June 2018 | book tickets