Past productions

Cross Road Blues has been performed several times in a variety of settings, from its humble beginnings as a student production with a rickety piano lurking behind the stage, to its most recent incarnation at the 1,300 seat Hackney Empire, accompanied by a professional band and 20-voice choir.

Hackney Empire, July 16th, 2009

The play’s highest profile outing to date!

Cast

The Stranger – Mario Vernazza
Robert Johnson – Chris Clyde Green

Musicians

Guitar – Chris Allard
Slide guitar – Adam Morley
Violin – Sophie Solomon
Percussion – John Blease and Jez Wiles
Bass – Simon Little
Choir – The Elysian Singers
Conductor – Sam Laughton


blues-matters-15Bridewell Theatre, January 25th, 2009

A rehearsed reading, produced with the financial support of the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and Sir Tom Stoppard. A video of this production is available on the video page.

Cast

The Stranger – Jonathan Forbes
Robert Johnson – Chris Clyde Green

Musicians

As Hackney Empire, above.


Cross Road BluesSweet on the Grassmarket, August 1st-23rd, 2005

Cast

The Stranger – Adam Bisno
Robert Johnson – Kwesi Asiedu Mensah


ADC Theatre, October 29th-November 1st, 2003

Cast

The Stranger – James Purdon
Robert Johnson – Daley Pritchard

Musicians

Piano – Michael McHale