Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
August Wilson's blues-licked play takes to the National Theatre stage
2016 Olivier Award Winner – Best Revival. Chicago, 1927. The Mother Of The Blues – Ma Rainey – is locked in a fierce battle with record producers over control of her music. After years of being played by the producers, she's put her foot down and determined that Black Bottom will be recorded her way. but Levee, the young, braggadocious trumpet player has a different idea: he wants to catapult the band into the jazz age. His blind ambition puts the whole band in danger. Taking inspiration from the blues legend, August Wilson's play is a moving exploration of the struggle for self-determination. Standing proudly on the South Bank, the National Theatre is a jewel in London's theatrical crown. Ruthlessly dedicated to delivering the best theatre to the masses, they stage a diverse programme of up to 30 productions each year. With Greek tragedies, Shakespearean adaptations, modern masterpieces and everything in-between, they really do have something for everyone. Long live the National. ★★★★☆ – The Guardian ★★★★☆ – Evening Standard ★★★★☆ – London Theatre ★★★★☆ – The Telegraph ★★★★☆ – The Stage All ticket prices for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom are inclusive of booking fees: YPlan will not charge you any additional amounts for your tickets. If booking on the YPlan website, you can pick your seat from the seatmap once you've selected a date. If booking multiple tickets please make sure to book from one account at the same time if you want to be seated together; you will be allocated the best available seats in the selected seating area. For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Your patience and understanding is appreciated while these take place. Valid ID required for ticket collection. West End theatre ticket sales are final and bookings cannot be amended, exchanged or refunded (unless of course the performance is cancelled). All listed offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.
"August Wilson's blues still electrify."