TitleMa Rainey's Black Bottom
AuthorWilson, August
VenueCottesloe Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night10/19/1989
Press Night10/25/1989
Closing Night3/24/1990
Performance Length2 hours, 40 minutes (including 15 minute interval)
AwardsOlivier for Designer of the Year (Bob Crowley)
Number of Performances80
Performer Roles
ROLE118051Chadbon; TomSturdyvant
ROLE118052Hoyland; WilliamIrvin
ROLE118053Harris; GeorgeCutler
ROLE118055Eytle; Tommy (1927-2007)Slow Drag
ROLE118056Quarshie; HughLevee
ROLE118057Woods-Coleman; CarolMa Rainey / Singer 'The Songs of Ma Rainey'
ROLE118058Peza; Jacqueline deDussie Mae
ROLE118059James; LennieSlyvester
ROLE118060Gascoine; SeanPoliceman
ROLE143340Peters; ClarkeToledo
ROLE118039McArthur; NeilPiano
ROLE118045Hurt; PeteClarinet / Swanee whistle
ROLE118044Jenkins; Keith12 String Guitar / Bottleneck Guitar / Banjo
ROLE118046Lowther; HenryCornet
ROLE118048Pyne; ChrisTrombone / Tuba
ROLE118047McArthur; NeilInstrumental Coaching: Piano
Creative Roles
ROLE106597Wilson; August (1945-)Writer
ROLE109358Crowley; BobDesigner
ROLE106348McArthur; NeilMusic Director / Musical Arrangements
ROLE105997Henderson; MarkLighting Designer
ROLE104643Washington; JoanDialect Coach
ROLE115626Myers; ScottSound
ROLE104744Montemuro; TrishStage Manager
ROLE104746Fox; ValerieAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE104747Quinn; PaulAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE104850King; MilesDesign Assistant
ROLE104724Barnes; JasonProduction Manager
ROLE106497Williams; IanAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE106253Baird; StephanieCostume Supervisor
ROLE117302Mayhew; MichaelDesigner of Poster and Programme Cover
ROLE118050Towler; RoseProgramme Designer
ROLE129694Davies; HowardDirector
ROLE121512Fairclough; AngelaDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE106085Mildenhall; RichardNT Production Photographer
ROLE118038Allen; RichardInstrumental coaching: Bass
ROLE118040Small; JonathanInstrumental coaching: Trumpet
ROLE118041Wilson; ArthurInstrumental coaching: Trombone
ROLE118042Beachill; PeteInstrumental coaching: Trombone
RNT/PP/1/4/117Ma Rainey's Black Bottom25 October 1989Cottesloe Programmes
RNT/PR/4/1/440Ma Rainey's Black BottomOctober 1989 - April 1990Press Production Review Files
RNT/SM/1/314Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 1989Prompt Scripts
RNT/PR/3/332Ma Rainey's Black Bottom1989Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/PP/5/214Ma Rainey's Black Bottom1989Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/PP/2/4/110Ma Rainey's Black Bottom25 October 1989Cottesloe Posters
RNT/SM/2/2/111Ma Rainey's Black Bottom1989 - 1990Cottesloe Show Reports
RNT/PO/1/1/110Ma Rainey's Black Bottom1989 - 1990Cottesloe Production Office Show Files
RNT/CO/1/251Ma Rainey's Black Bottom1989Costume Department Production Files
RNT/PR/2/3/2Ma Rainey's Black Bottom16 January 1990Press Releases 1980-1989
RNT/PR/2/2/267Ma Rainey's Black Bottomc.1989Press Releases 1980-1989
RNT/PP/3/1/1219891989NT Production related printwork
RNT/PP/3/6/84Ma Rainey's Black Bottom1989 / 1990Touring Printwork
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