Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Evening Standard Awards shortlist announced
Winners will be announced in a ceremony at the Old Vic Theatre in November
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Lyttelton Theatre, National)
Sharon D. Clarke stars in the show about the Chicago blues singer
The August Wilson years: Ten decades, ten plays… including Fences
At our recent WhatsOnStage Outing to Fences, including a post-show Q&A with Lenny Henry and the cast, we were alarmed to discover that only 10% of the audience were familiar with the play's author, the late, great August Wilson. If you're in the 90% of the uninitiated, read this feature by Al Senter and improve your education right now.