National Theatre Production of Errol John's Moon on a Rainbow Shawl to Be Revived for U.K. National Tour

News   National Theatre Production of Errol John's Moon on a Rainbow Shawl to Be Revived for U.K. National Tour
 
Errol John's Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, a 1958 play that was revived at the National Theatre in 2012, is to be restaged for a U.K. national tour that will begin performances at Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre Feb. 3, 2014, presented under the auspices of Talawa Theatre Company, whose artistic director, Michael Buffong, also staged it at the National.

After Ipswich it will visit Leeds, Birmingham, Malvern, Watford, Oxford, Cambridge, Bath and Colchester.

Set in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the snatches of calypso music, hymn tunes and drums are interrupted by the raucous celebrations of troops returning from war. Here, neighbors drink, bawl, 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.

Talawa Theatre Company is the U.K.'s leading black-led theatre company, aiming to create work informed by the wealth and diversity of the Black British experience, invest in talent, build audiences and inspire dialogue with and within communities across Britain. The company's production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, also directed by Buffong, is currently running at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre through Oct. 26.


Full casting is still to be announced.


For further details and touring dates, visit www.talawa.com.

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