The production uses Sammy Davis Jr's history to tackle relevant contemporary issues - racism and the lack of personal, economic, and social freedom facing black people in the arts,
which prevent them from developing or reaching their full potential.

Original production

Opening night: 
Original Cast:
Peter Straker Hillard Elkins
Erica Ann Deakin Paula Wayne
Rodger Dunklee Ayo Ajala
Nina Kristofferson Shirley Strode
Ngo Ngofa Lolade Falana
Jason Pennycooke Joe Grant
Warren Wills Pianist
Warren Wills Pianist
Production Team:
Donna Berlin Choreographer
Femi Jr Elufowoju Director / Musical Director
Nick Barnes Designer
Yukiko Tsukamoto Costumes
Jim Simmons Lighting
Daniel Bailey Sound
Lorraine Le-Blanc Choreographer
Warren Wills Musical Director

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Scripts THM/424/1/5/1 V&A Theatre and Performance Collection  
Production Records THM/424/1/5/2 V&A Theatre and Performance Collection  
Financial, Legal and Administrational Records THM/424/1/5/3 V&A Theatre and Performance Collection  
Press and Marketing Records THM/424/1/5/4 V&A Theatre and Performance Collection