Images have been released offering a first look at the brand new UK revival of AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, currently showing at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre ahead of a London transfer to the Southwark Playhouse.
The new production, directed by Tyrone Huntley and choreographed by Oti Mabuse, marks the first major UK revival of AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ in 25 years. The musical stars Adrian Hansel, Renée Lamb, Carly Mercedes-Dyer, Landi Oshinowo and Wayne Robinson.
AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ is based on the life of jazz musician Fats Waller during the height of the Harlem Renaissance in 1920s Manhattan. The musical first premiered Off-Broadway in 1978 before transferring to Broadway that same year. The musical was honoured with the Tony Award for Best Musical leading to a West End transfer the following year. AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ features the music of Fats Waller with a book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby Jr.
The new revival marks the directorial and theatre choreography debuts of Tyrone Huntley and Oti Mabuse. The production features design by Takis, lighting by James Whiteside, sound by Dan Samson, associate choreography by James Bennett, orchestrations by Mark Dickman and casting by Will Burton CDG. AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ is produced by Paul Taylor-Mills and Mercury Theatre Colchester in association with Tamasha Theatre.
AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ runs at Mercury Theatre Colchester to 30th March prior to London’s Southwark Playhouse from 19th March to 1st June. Tickets are on sale now.
Photo credits to Pamela Raith.