Ma Bessie & Her Blues Troupe at the Astor Theatre

Nicknamed the “Empress of the Blues”, Bessie Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest performers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers. Ma Bessie and Her Blues Troupe perform to a narrated show, featuring music from the period and showcasing many of Bessie's songs.

The show chronicles Bessie's life from a one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, to becoming the highest-paid black entertainer of that time, to the tragic accident on Route 61 in September 1937 that tragically ended her life aged 43 years.

Saturday 25th June  Doors 7pm & Show Starts 7.30pm

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Stanhope Road Deal CT14 6AB





Box Office - 01304 370220


Start: 25/06/2022 12:00 AM - End: 25/06/2022 12:00 AM