Celebrating the legendary jazz musician Fats Waller and his energetic, exuberant and effervescent music, Ain’t Misbehavin’ steps back into the 1920s and the raunchy nightclubs of Manhattan. Join an extraordinary group of performers on a journey through a defining period of American musical history, the Harlem Renaissance – 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.

The cast will feature Adrian Hansel as André, Renée Lamb as Armelia, Carly Mercedes-Dyer as Charlaine, Landi Oshinowo as Nell and Wayne Robinson as Ken.

SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD from April 19th – June 1st. Times: Monday – Saturday 7.30pm, Tuesday and Saturday 3pm. Admission: £16 (Previews), £27.50 (Standard), £22. Phone: 020 7407 0234.