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Talawa Theatre Company and the National Theatre take Errol John’s ‘bruising, brilliantly witty play’ (Time Out) on tour after its critically acclaimed run in London in 2012.
By/ Errol John
Directed by/Michael Buffong
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, neighbours 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.
Universally praised by critics and audiences alike, the original creative team have reunited to present John’s mesmerising and heart-warming masterpiece once more.
'I was spellbound … thrilled by one of the 20th century's great neglected plays ... just go' - The Times ★ ★ ★ ★
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Justice, you feel, has at last been done to an important postwar play.
Buffong draws every ounce of comedy from John's wonderfully precise, West-Indian dialogue...a huge-hearted production.
A sweet show that leaves you counting your blessings.
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