Talawa Theatre Company in association with the National Theatre present Moon on a Rainbow Shawl by Errol John. 3 February - 5 April 2014
Artistic director Michael Buffong and Talawa Theatre Company revive the acclaimed 2012 National Theatre production of Errol John's Moon on a Rainbow Shawl back in 2014 for a tour of the UK in 2014. Launching at The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich on 3 February 2014, the production will visit Leeds, Birmingham, Malvern, Oxford, Cambridge, Richmond, Bath and Nottingham.
For 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, make love, look out for each other and crave a better life. But Ephraim is no dreamer and nothing, not even the seductive Rosa, is going to stop him escaping his dead-end job for a fresh start in England.
Set as returning troops from the Second World War fill the town with their raucous celebrations, Errol John's MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL depicts a vibrant, cosmopolitan world that is as harsh as it is filled with colour and warmth.
Tour dates and venue information to be announced later this year.
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