The Scottsboro Boys

The Friday Song Is On Tuesday

‘The Scottsboro Boys’ was angry and contentious when it appeared in 2010 – shockingly so as the real-life miscarriage of justice that wrecked (and indeed, took) the lives of nine young black men falsely accused of rape was one of the last collaborations between John Kander and Fred Ebb before the latter’s death. The Scottsboro […]

Re:View – ‘The Scottsboro Boys’

The irony won’t have been lost on the cast currently appearing at the Young Vic in Waterloo. Eighty-two years and eight months after they were framed for supposedly raping two women on a Memphis freight train, justice has finally been served for all of the Scottsboro Nine, though none are alive to enjoy the moment. Alabama’s […]