Moon On A Rainbow Shawl

 


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Errol John's 1953 play isdirected by Michael Buffong.

For the teeming populace of Old Mack's cacophonous yard in Port of Spain, Trinidad, it's a cheek by jowl existence lived out on a sweltering public stage. Snatches of calypso compete with hymn tunes, drums and street cries as neighbours drink, brawl, pass judgment, 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.

Set as returning troops from the Second World War fill the town with their raucous celebrations, Errol John's Moon on a Rainbow Shawl depicts a vibrant, cosmopolitan world that is as harsh as it is filled with colour and warmth.

  • In repertoire
  • £12-£32

Where

Cottesloe Theatre

National Theatre
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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Box office: 020 7452 3000

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