Broadway Musical PARADE To Receive Major London Revival

A major London revival 

of the the acclaimed 
Broadway musical 

Parade, the acclaimed Broadway musical by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry and award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, was nominated for nine Tony Awards on its premiere in 1998 - winning Best Book and Best Score - and subsequently won both the Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards for Best New Musical.

Now it is to receive a major London revival, in a 6-week season at The Vault at Southwark Playhouse, from Wednesday August 10 - Saturday September 17.

Parade promises to be one of the most exciting musical theatre events of the summer.

Parade centres on a true incident -  the 1913 trial of Jewish factory manager Leo Frank, who was accused and convicted of raping and murdering a 13-year-old employee, Mary Phagan. The trial, sensationalised by the US media, aroused antisemitic tensions in Atlanta and the state of Georgia. When Frank's death sentence was commuted to life in prison by the departing Governor of Georgia, John M. Slaton due to his detailed review of over 10,000 pages of testimony and possible problems with the trial, Leo Frank was transferred to a prison in Milledgeville, Georgia, where a lynching party seized and kidnapped him. Frank was taken to Phagan's hometown of Marietta, Georgia, and he was hanged from an oak tree. The events surround the investigation and trial led to two groups emerging, the revival of the defunct KKK and the birth of the Jewish Civil Rights organisation. Parade covers the trial, and also dramatises the love story between Leo and his wife Lucille, at the same time subtley examining class and race relations, prejudice, and the Deep South.

Casting to be announced.

Danielle Tarento in association with Joe Fredericks and Southwark Playhouse presents


Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Book by Alfred Uhry

Directed by Thom Southerland
Musical Stager Tim Jackson
Musical Director Michael Bradley
Designer John Risebero
Lighting Designer Howard Hudson
Sound Designer Andrew Johnson

Southwark Playhouse
The Vault
Shipwright Yard
(Corner of Tooley St. and
Bermondsey St)

Box Office: 020 7407 0234

Nearest Rail/Tube:
London Bridge
Northern line/Jubilee line

Wednesday 10 August  –
Saturday 17 September

Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Saturday matinee at 3.00pm

Press night
Tuesday 16 August
at 7.30pm

Tickets: £10 - £22.50
‘Airline style’ pricing, the earlier you book the cheaper the tickets