Lover’s Rock Monologues

Tricycle Theatre Lover Rock Monologues

Return of Lover’s Rock Monologues to the Tricycle

Following a hugely successful run in 2012, Lover’s Rock Monologues returns to the Tricycle for seven performances only. Lover’s Rock Monologues gives voice to the inimitable songs and stories of three of the scene’s luminaries: Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson and Victor Romero Evans, illustrating the intimate inside story behind this trailblazing cultural phenomenon, interspersed with the music that defined it.

Lover’s Rock is a hugely influential sub-genre of reggae. Born in London, Lovers Rock defined a generation in the late ‘70s and ‘80s. It gave women a voice in the traditionally male-dominated realm of reggae, and broke beyond the constraints of its genre, giving artistic inspiration to The Police, Culture Club, UB40 and countless others. Crucially, Lover’s Rock was an integral part of black British identity during a politically and socially unstable time.

The Tricycle reunites three of the movement’s most influential stars: Multi award winning artist Janet Kay, who is entered in the Music Guinness Book of Records as the first British born black female to have a reggae song (Silly Games, 1979) at the top of the British Pop charts; Victor Romero Evans who has worked extensively on stage, screen, radio and as a recording artist, and is a founder member of the Black Theatre Co-operative; and Carroll Thompson who is, together with Janet, acknowledged as one of the Queens of Lover’s Rock. Carroll has won many awards, including Best Female Performer at the GLR Reggae Awards in 1983.

‘A heart-warming and funny show’ Afridiziak

Early Bird Tickets:
Snap up the limited Earlybird £15 tickets for Band B seats Mon – Wed.
Must be booked by 18 Jan. Subject to availability