Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Book by Alfred Uhry
In Atlanta, Georgia in 1913 Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager from Brooklyn, is accused of the rape and murder of a 13 year old employee.
Southwark Playhouse, London
August 16 to September 17, 2011
Director Thom Southerland's fluid staging recognises the piece's savvy cocktail of musical manipulation and weighty subject matter: giving us a jarring jolt in the final minutes lest we mistakenly try to comfort ourselves with the thought that love conquers all.
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Director Thom Southerland uses a traverse stage to help tell his story and guides us seamlessly though the narrative, barely pausing for applause.
Paul Vale, The Stage
If the Fringe is planning to offer a better production than this in 2011, it’s going to have to work mighty hard between now and Christmas… a triumph for all concerned.