Oliver Samuels - UK tour - 70th Birthday Celebration
Oliver Samuels is the undisputed king of comedy and arguably Jamaica’s most compelling theatre voice with a colourful mastery for Jamaican style; Oliver Samuels has written an incredible chapter in the history of Jamaica and by extension, the Caribbean at large and in June 2019 with his faithful UK fans, the supreme legend celebrates his 70th Birthday.
To mark this special occasion, he has written and directed one of his most scintillating plays ever titled 56 East Avenue, with sold out performances and great reviews in Jamaica, Caribbean, America, and Canada.
OLIVER SAMUELS INTERVIEW
It is a side splitting, rib tickling, knee slapping play depicting life in a ‘Tenamentyaad,’ it details the chronicles of a landlord trying to collect rent from delinquent tenants while at the same time creating a comfortable living space for others.
56 East Avenue is a slice of life from a time when Jamaica was at its most colourful, the 1970’s. The late great Jacob Miller’s song sums it up nicely, “Dreadlocks caan live in a tenament yard”.
For this unique production, Oliver has handpicked a star studded line up which features his old sparring partner the Great Vollier “Maffy”Johnson, the dynamic Audrey “Dance Hall Queen” Reid, the talented Dennis Titus and Lakesha Ellison.
Oliver goes from strength to strength, Celebrating 70 will be an event not to be missed at a venue near you.
FRI 31 The Riverside Centre, Derby | www.gigantic.com/oliver-samuels
SAT 1 Wythenshawe Forum, Manchester | www.eventbrite.co.uk
SUN 2 The Alexandra, Birmingham | www.atgtickets.com/birmingham
FRI 7 Bedford Corn Exchange | www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk
SAT 8 Hackney Empire London | www.hackneyempire.co.uk
SUN 9 City Varieties Music Hall Leeds | www.cityvariries.co.uk
FRI14 Zoroastrain Centre, Harrow | www.acessuktickets.co.uk
SAT 15 Broadway Theatre Catford | www.broadwaytheatre.org.uk
SUN 16 Broadway Theatre Catford | www.broadwaytheatre.org.uk