Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

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.