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Mandy Patinkin, Noma Dumezweni and more join Sharon D Clarke for Blues in the Night opening

The piece runs at Kiln Theatre in north London

Sharon D Clarke (The Lady), Gemma Sutton (The Girl), Debbie Kurup (The Woman) and Clive Rowe (The Man)
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Stars flocked to the Kiln for the opening night of Blues in the Night.

Set in 1939, Blues in the Night features a score of songs from jazz and blues icons such as Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen and more.


The cast is composed of Sharon D Clarke (The Lady), Debbie Kurup (The Woman), Clive Rowe (The Man), Gemma Sutton (The Girl), Aston New (The Hustler) and Joseph Poulton (The Barman).

The first major London revival of the show is directed by Susie McKenna and has musical direction by Mark Dickman, choreography by Frank Thompson, designs by Robert Jones, costumes by Lotte Collett, lighting by Neil Austin and sound designs from Avgoustos Psillas.

The show will run until 7 September.