Francis Spufford – Cahokia Jazz

Tickets £11/£9




The Costa Prize-winning Spufford’s latest work Cahokia Jazz is a thrilling tale of murder and mystery in a city where history has run a little differently from elsewhere. It’s 1922, and Americans are drinking in speakeasies, dancing to jazz and stepping quickly to the tempo of modern times. Beside the Mississippi, the ancient city of Cahokia lives on its racial divisions held in check.Then a body found on the roof of a skyscraper sparks off a week of bloodshed that will lay bare the city’s secrets to a soundtrack of wailing trumpets and rattling machine-gunfire.

Chaired by Jacqui Hodgson





‘Spufford is one of our most interesting and unpredictable writers… Here he has a great deal to say about contemporary America, particularly the issue of race.’ – Alex Preston, The Observer


Booking Information

  • Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Friday 1st of March. Tickets go on general sale from Monday 4th March.
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Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre
Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS


27 Apr 2024


4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

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