One Night In Miami... Pay What You Can Performance

Saturday 8 June & Wednesday 12 June at 7.30pm

Main House - Tickets: Pay What You Can


This performance of One Night In Miami… is a ‘Pay What You Can’ performance.

Live entertainment doesn’t have to cost a fortune. See world-class theatre for the price you can afford with our Pay What You Can performances.

Join us for One Night In Miami… on Saturday 8 June or Wednesday 12 June 2019 at 7.30pm and pay…whatever you can. 50p, £1, £5; whatever you can afford to give us, that’s what the tickets cost for that performance.

How does it work?

Tickets will only be available to purchase on the day of the performance, in person from Box Office and cannot be bought online or over the telephone. You can buy your Pay What You Can tickets from at Box Office from 10am until 6pm. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis and issued in sequence.

You will need to fill out a Pay What You Can form at the Box Office on Saturday 8 June or Wednesday 12 June 2019, and bring along however much money you want to pay for your ticket, which you privately place in an envelope. You can also download and print out the Pay What You Can form in advance here.

Please note that queuing may begin outside Box Office before 10am; holding space in the queue for others is not permitted; two tickets will be allocated per form only; filling forms for people who are not present is not permitted; tickets are subject to availability; no choice of ticket is possible; payments must be made in cash only and tickets cannot be exchanged to other performances or refunded. Remember to bring your tickets to the performance, we are unable to reprint tickets.

If you have mobility requirements or use a wheelchair please contact Nottingham Playhouse Box Office on 0115 941 9419 on Saturday 8 June or Wednesday 12 June 2019 only.

About the Play


25 February 1964: Cassius Clay is crowned the new heavyweight champion of the world and celebrates with three of his closest friends – activist Malcolm X, American football icon Jim Brown and soul star Sam Cooke – in a downtown Miami motel room.

That much we know is true. What follows is an imagined account of a fabled real-life event.

Kemp Powers’ tough-talking, in-your-face drama speculates on what might have happened in that room that night. Over music, whiskey and two tubs of vanilla ice cream, the men wrangle with the change that’s gonna come. What will emerge are four legends that would define an era.

Directed by Matthew Xia (director of 2018’s acclaimed production Shebeen), One Night in Miami… is a play about prejudice and brotherhood, and asks us: on which side of the fence do we stand when hard choices need to be made?

One Night in Miami… received its theatrical stage premiere in the UK at the Donmar Warehouse on Tuesday 11 October 2016.

Praise for the Donmar’s production:

★★★★ “packs one hell of a punch” The Times

★★★★ “Powers has lit on a crucible moment” The Observer

★★★★ The Telegraph

Post show discussion Thursday 13 June

Starring Olivier Award-Winner and The Voice UK finalist Matt Henry as Sam Cooke


Sam Cooke Matt Henry
Olivier Award-Winner for Kinky Boots and The Voice UK finalist


Writer Kemp Powers
Director Matthew Xia
Designer Grace Smart
Lighting Designer Ciarán Cunningham
Composer/Sound Designer Max Pappenheim
Casting Director Sophie Parrott CDG

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Dates & Times

One Night In Miami... Pay What You Can Performance - Sat 8 Jun 7:30pm Sat 8 Jun Main House 7:30pm Pay What You Can
One Night In Miami... Pay What You Can Performance - Wed 12 Jun 7:30pm Wed 12 Jun Main House 7:30pm Pay What You Can

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