Based on the Irish Classic The Playboy Of The Western World, Mustapha Matura’s hilarious reinvention of Playboy Of The West Indies has delighted audiences and critics worldwide for over 35 years. Now, the classic play has been transformed into a glorious new musical with a toe-tapping, finger-snapping score firmly rooted in the Caribbean.
With a voice like honey, he tantalises the women and unnerves the men with a terrible story. As he weaves his magic spell on Peggy, her forthcoming nuptials to Stanley are thrown into doubt, and the village is plunged into an uproar. While the women vie for this stranger’s attention, the men plot their downfall. Will events conspire to unmask his wild tales of derring-do?
Durone Stokes (A Taste Of Honey – Trafalgar Studios / Dreamgirls – Savoy Theatre) will play Ken and Nicole Sawyerr will play Peggy (Much Ado About Nothing – RSC / Beneath The City – Birmingham Rep).
Playboy of the West Indies is presented as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival, a six-month celebration of creativity in the West Midlands surrounding the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.