Waterside Theatre presents
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
15th October 2021
As part of Black History Month
The legendary Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, spent much of
her career being adored by fans across the globe, all while the Federal Department of
Narcotics targeted her with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy
Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair.
Inspired by her life story, The United States vs. Billie Holiday intimately examines her
struggles with addiction, fame and heartbreaking love.
Warning: nudity, language, drugs, violence, sexual content