Victor Romero Evans + Marcel McCalla 2 - Rum and Coca Cola
Talawa Theatre Company, West Yorkshire Playhouse and English Touring Theatre present Rum and Coca Cola by Mustapha Matura.
Professor, an ageing ex-Calypso King, has been reduced to singing on the beach for tourists accompanied by Slim, a young street boy, whom he attempts to turn from a life of crime. Earning just enough to keep themselves in rum and roti, Professor is teaching Slim the art of Calypso writing, so that they can compose a song with a melody charming enough to win the title of King of Calypso. But past glories and failures haunt Professor, leaving a bitter taste in his mouth that only rum and Slim’s company can sweeten. Wanting the world for his student, Professor has ambitions for his young protégé that stretch further than the tropical horizon: if only he can let go of the past.
Director: Don Warrington, Designer: Anthony Lamble, Lighting Designer: Jason Taylor, Musical Director: Dominique Le Gendre, Sound Designer: Mic Pool, Assistant Director: Eleanor While
Eve performances: Mon – Sat 7.45pm
Matinees: Sat 13, 20, 27 March & 3 April (2.30pm), Thurs 18, 25 March & 1 April (2pm)
BSL Interpreted Performance: Friday 26 March (7.45pm)
Audio Described Performances: Wed 31 March (7.45pm) & Sat 3 April (2pm)
Captioned Performance: Thurs 1 April (7.45pm)
Tickets: £12 - £18 (Concs available)
A limited number of free tickets are available to under 26’s
Afridiziak Theatre News interview with Don Warrington