The Scottsboro Boys & The Butler with Colman Domingo

Kander & Ebb’s last musical, The Scottsboro Boys, premieres in the UK this week on 18 October at London’s Young Vic theatre.

Set in 1931, the show follows the trial of nine young African-American men who find themselves accused of a terrible crime after boarding a train in Scottsboro, Alabama.

It’s had rave reviews both on and off Broadway, and its London run has already been extended, which means you’ll now be able to catch it from 18 October to 21 December.

Flicks And The City spoke with two of the show’s stars, Colman Domingo and Julian Glover, to find out all about what audiences can expect. For our interview with Julian Glover, click here.

And check out our video below to see Colman chat about making his London stage debut, the challenge of playing multiple characters in The Scottsboro Boys, why this story is so important, how this show compares to his time playing Billy Flynn in Kander & Ebb’s Chicago, originating the role of Mr Bones on and off Broadway, and whether Lee Daniels might make a film version of the musical.

Colman also talks about his new movie The Butler, working with Forest Whitaker and director Lee Daniel, playing Oprah Winfrey on The Big Gay Sketch Show, All Is Bright with Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd, action movie 400 Boys, and comedy Newlyweeds. Colman Domingo also chats about why he’d love to be part of Star Wars and why his ideal comic book movie role would be Spider-Man.

The Scottsboro Boys is at the Young Vic from 18 October to 21 December. To book tickets online, click here.

Lee Daniel’s The Butler is out in UK cinemas on 15 November.