A Made in Colchester production
Take a step back into the raunchy nightclubs of 1920s Manhattan with Ain’t Misbehavin’ – a vivacious revue celebrating the legendary jazz musician Fats Waller and his energetic, exuberant and effervescent music.
Join our extraordinary performers on a journey through an amazing period of American musical history, the Harlem Renaissance – an era where musicians were free to experiment with new styles and joints were jumpin’ with talented dancers, singers and instrumentalists jamming to a new beat known as swing.
This show is guaranteed to get your toes tapping and fingers snapping with its sassy, sultry musical celebrations of life and love, and its huge sense of fun; a delightful evening of escapism!
Mercury Theatre Colchester presents a co-production with Paul Taylor-Mills in association with Tamasha Theatre Company. An IGNITE production with support from Arts Council England under the Sustained Theatre Programme.
Based on an idea by MURRAY HORWITZ and RICHARD MALTBY, JR.
Orchestrations and Arrangements by Luther Henderson
Vocal & Musical Concepts by Jeffrey Gutcheon
Vocal Arrangements by Jeffrey Gutcheon & William Elliott
Originally choreographed by ARTHUR FARIA
Conceived and Originally Directed by RICHARD MALTBY, JR.
Originally produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club
Originally produced on Broadway by Amanuel Azenberg, Dasha Epstein, The Shubert Organsation, Jane Gaynor & Ron Dante
Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited
Tickets: £27 – £14 & Discounts
Running Time: Approx 2hrs & 30mins, including interval
Recommended for 12+yrs
Key Performance Dates
Tue 19 Mar | 7.30pm | Post-show Talk
Thu 21 Mar | 2.30pm | Senior Matinee
Sat 23 Mar | 2.30pm | Audio Described (Touch Tour beforehand from 1pm)
Thu 28 Mar | 7.30pm | Captioned Performance
Mercury Theatre Colchester
Balkerne Gate - Colchester