New musical celebrating the history of Jamaica up to independence in 1962, featuring character cameos from Marcus Garvey to Ian Fleming.
JA story the new sensational musical will be staged at Stratford Circus. This landmark new musical is composed by J. D. Douglas the script writer of Black Heroes In the Hall of Fame and writer of Reet Petit The Jackie Wilson Story.
The musical is based on historical events in Jamaica from before the arrival of Columbus in 1494 to the present. All key events in the island’s history are recreated in original songs and dances. Over the years many famous individuals have made Jamaica their home including Ian Fleming who married on the island and wrote all his thirteen James Bond novels at his Jamaican home. He took the name James Bond from a book Birds of the West Indies by an author called James Bond.
Other British characters with connections to the island include Queen Victoria who in 1892 awarded the Victoria Cross to the Jamaican born James William Gordon. He was also invited to her Jubilee celebrations in London.
All of Jamaican’s national heroes make an appearance from Maroons heroes and sheroes, Cudjoe and Nanny to Marcus Garvey and Samuel Sharp. This is a universal show for all the family. This is one Black History Month event not to be missed.
New Musical JA Story is at Stratford Circus Theatre from 29 October to 1 November, 2009.
Theatre Square, London E15 1BX
020 8279 1033