Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Event Information page

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Event details

  • Event times:
    • Start : 2.30pm
    • Start : 7.30pm
  • Venue : Pavilions Teignmouth - Auditorium (Film)
10th June
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Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary "Mother of the Blues," Ma Rainey (Academy Award® winner Viola Davis).

Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio's claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious trumpeter Levee (Chadwick Boseman) - who has an eye for Ma's girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry - spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives.

Adapted from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM celebrates the transformative power of the blues and the artists who refuse to let society's prejudices dictate their worth.

15 | 1h 34min | Drama, Music

Film Tickets: £7.00 or £5.00 for Matinee Club Members for the 2:30pm showing. Ask at the Box Office about joining the Matinee Club for £10 per year.

PLEASE NOTE

Booking Fees per transaction

£1.00 - Over the phone and online

50p - In person at the Box Office.

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