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Absolute Beginners

By Roy Williams
Setting: 
London, 1958
Cast total: 
10
Male cast: 
8
Female cast: 
2

Synopsis

Teenagers are blowing away the cobwebs of post-war life - the absolute beginners are creating the world anew. A Vespa-riding young photographer takes a journey through the gritty and glamorous streets of West London chasing the love of his life. But behind the jazz, sex and drugs of the new age lies a simmering cauldron of racial hatred that threatens to ignite at any moment.

Original production

Opening night: 
03/05/2007
Company:
Original Cast:
Micah Balfour Mr Cool
James Clyde Henley / Mickey P / Admiral Drove
Richard Frame Dean Swift / Ed the Ted / Verne
Darren Hart Marcus
Joanne Matthews Suze
Sid Mitchell Photo Boy
Tosin Olomowewe Carl / African Student
Rachel Sanders Big Jill / Mum
David Sibley Dad / Vendice
Tom Stuart Wiz / Hoplite
Production Team:
Liam Steel Director
Lizzie Clachan Designer
Guy Hoare Lighting
Soweto Kinch Music
Nick Manning Sound
Tim Klotz Fights
Matt Spencer Video

Assets

Type Code
NT audio recording of scene BBPA/3/1/73