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Paul Taylor-Mills and Mercury Theatre Colchester – in association with Tamasha Theatre Company – have today announced a brand-new production of the hit musical revue, Ain’t Misbehavin’ – the first London revival in almost 25 years – which will play at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 19 April to Saturday 1 June 2019, following its premiere at Mercury Theatre Colchester from Friday 15 to Saturday 30 March 2019.
Ain’t Misbehavin’ will be directed by Tyrone Huntley, making his directorial debut, and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse, making her theatre choreographer debut.
Celebrating the legendary jazz musician Fats Waller and his energetic, exuberant and effervescent music, Ain’t Misbehavin’ steps back into the 1920’s and the raunchy nightclubs of Manhattan. Join an extraordinary group of performers on a journey through a defining period of American musical history, the Harlem Renaissance – where musicians were free to experiment with new styles, and joints were jumpin’ with talented dancers, singers and instrumentalists jamming to a new beat known as swing.
Ain’t Misbehavin’ is based on an idea by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby Jr., with orchestrations and arrangements by Luther Henderson, vocal and musical concepts by Jeffrey Gutcheon, and vocal arrangements by Jeffrey Gutcheon and William Elliott.