In 1931 nine black teenage boys in Alabama (the youngest of whom were 13 years old) were accused of raping two white girls. At a time when racism was at an all time high, the boys were up against angry mobs, rushed trials, an all-white jury, and the death sentence.
Known as the Scottsboro Boys, an eponymous new musical is about to make its UK premier at the Young Vic Theatre. Having received twelve Tony nominations after its release in the US, you can now witness the events that resulted in such a vile miscarriage of justice, and discover how it led to a reform in the legal system.
Previews are between 18th-28th October with tickets between £10-£19.50. Performances are at 7.30pm. Matinees become available from the 29th October - 23rd November, with tickets ranging up to £35.