Moon On A Rainbow Shawl (Sq)

Moon On A Rainbow Shawl

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The story of Ephraim, a man who will let nothing stop him escaping his dead-end job for a fresh start in England. Read More >

Errol John’s Moon On A Rainbow Shawl tells the story of Ephraim, a man who will let nothing stop him escaping his dead-end job for a fresh start in England.

Moon On A Rainbow Shawl is set amid the teeming populace of Old Mack’s cacophonous yard in Port of Spain, Trinidad. It’s a cheek by jowl existence lived out on a sweltering public stage. Snatches of calypso compete with hymn tunes, drums and street cries as neighbours drink, brawl, pass judgment, make love, look out for each other and crave a better life.

Set as returning troops from the Second World War fill the town with their raucous celebrations, Moon On A Rainbow Shawl, written in 1953, depicts a vibrant, cosmopolitan world that is as harsh as it is filled with colour and warmth.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 07/03/2012

Opening Night: 14/03/2012

Closing Night: 09/06/2012

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Jude Akuwudike, Jade Anouka, Ray Emmet Bown, Burt Caesar, Trevor Michael Georges, Jenny Jules, Martina Larid, Joshua McCord, Danny Sapani, Tahirah Sharif, Lloyd Thomas

Creative

Director - Michael Buffong

Producer - National Theatre

Designer - Soutra Gilmour

Author - Errol John