Exciting news! Original Broadway cast members and Tony Award nominees Forrest McClendon and Colman Domingo (who was also in the hit movie Lincoln) will be joining the Young Vic cast of The Scottsboro Boys alongside Game of Thrones star Julian Glover and Dawn Hope.
Colman Domingo (above left) and Forrest McClendon (above right), stars of the original Broadway production, join the UK premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Colman played Private Harold Green in Steven Spielberg’s multi-award winning epic Lincoln, and reprises his Tony Award nominated role of Mr Bones, alongside fellow Tony nominee Forrest McClendon who plays Mr Tambo.
They join Olivier Award-winning actor Julian Glover as The Interlocutor. Julian’s extensive work on stage includes the lead in The Voysey Inheritance at the National Theatre and in King Lear (Shakespeare’s Globe); Richard II (Old Vic); Galileo’s Daughter (Bath/Peter Hall Company); Phedre and Britannicus (Almeida); The Dresser and Oliver! in the West End. Julian’s myriad screen credits include some of the most iconic films of the 1980s including Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and the James Bond classic For Your Eyes Only. More recently TV audiences will have seen him playing Grand Maester Pycelle in HBO’s international hit Game of Thrones.
Dawn Hope’s work in the theatre includes Porgy and Bess and Piaf in the West End, as well as Rupert Gould’s Rough Crossing (Headlong/Lyric Hammersmith and UK tour) and the role of Billie Holiday in Lady Day (New Players/UK tour) . On television she is well-known to Coronation Street viewers for playing the character Alison Soames.
The cast also includes: Adebayo Bolaji (Clarence Norris) who was in the original cast of Ghost in the West End, Buddy on tour and Little Shop of Horrors (Birmingham Rep). Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton (Olen Montgomery) performed in the world tour of Riverdance; Hairspray in the West End; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Mary Poppins on UK tour. Carl Spencer (Andy Wright) has most recently been performing with Rizzle Kicks on their UK tour. We’re also excited to welcome Christian Dante-White (Charles Weems) and Clinton Roane (Roy Wright) , who were also in the original cast of The Scottsboro Boys on Broadway.
Further casting will be announced in the coming months.
The Scottsboro Boys opens on 18 October for 5 weeks only – get your tickets today!