OLIVER SAMUELS stars in DIVORCE PAPERS – A Black History Month Special!
OLIVER SAMUELS stars in DIVORCE PAPERS following his huge success of Dolly House in 2014
Jamaica’s king of comedy OLIVER SAMUELS is back with a black history month special for 2015 DIVORCE PAPERS tackles a serious issue while laced with humour.
For the past few years Oliver has been writing, producing and directing his own plays but now takes on the first Basil Dawkins script and argues that he now has a chance to return to his true passion being on stage and promises that audiences worldwide will not be disappointed
Samuels leads a cast of experienced, accomplished actors: Ruth Ho Shing, one of the longest serving thespians still active on the Jamaican stage, Dennis Titus, and Maylynne Walton Lowe,
After cohabiting as man and wife for over three decades, Augustus (Samuels) and Grace Goffe (Ho Shing), an aging upper-middle-class couple, can hardly stand to be in the same room with each other, let alone share a civilized conversation.
The opening scene depicts Augustus laying the divorce papers on the living room table. Accusations of infidelity fly left, right and centre, and between Augustus’ belligerent temper and Grace’s pent-up bitterness over his fling with the maid, their house is no longer a home.
Small wonder that Grace finds solace in the arms of her youthful bodybuilding lover-boy Wayne (Titus), whom she supports financially, while Augustus strikes up a frisky romance with his attorney’s gorgeous assistant Stacey (Maylynne Walton Lowe), who offers him a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on.
But is Stacey secretly expecting a big favour in return? Is Wayne a straight-shooter, who genuinely cares for Grace, or just an opportunist looking out for himself? Can Augustus and Grace find common ground amid the chaos to rekindle the passion on which they built their matrimonial home?
Directed by Douglas Prout arguably one of the most in-demand directors in Jamaica’s busy theatre circuit.
This play is not only for persons who are divorced or who are contemplating divorce, but for all persons interested in romantic relationships.
DON’T MISS A PERFORMANCE NEAR YOU
Saturday 17th October, Fairfield Halls Croydon
Sunday 18th October, Hackney Empire
Saturday 24th October, Albert Hall, Nottingham
Sunday 25th October, Senate House Bristol University
Saturday 31st October,Hammersmith Town Hall, London
Sunday 1st November, Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham