Synopsis

Henry's got an idea. A great idea. An idea that's gonna make him millions. He's gonna write a musical. A black musical. A big black musical - like you've never seen before. It's gonna be afros, flares, medallions...take it to the bridge and let it all hang out. The brilliant thing about Henry's idea is that it's all so simple... A few songs from the '70s - Shaft, Superfly, Move On Up, some funky moves, some serious vibe and hey presto - you got a hit... Now all they need is a cast. This could be bigger than Shaft, better than Grease, badder than Mohammed Ali. It'll be the greatest musical ever.

Original production

Opening night: 
24/03/1999
Company:
 
Original Cast:
Mark McLean Vincent
Clinton Blake Courtney
Noel McKoy Henry
Clement Ishmael Ritchie
Aidrian Reid Ritchie
Suzanne Packer Grace
Lorna Brown Shelley
Production Team:
Paulette Randall Director
Aidrian Reid Musical Director
Debbie Green Assistant Director
Marise Rose Designer
Allen Ali Designer
Naomi Parker Costumes
Joe Lewis Lighting
Dollie Henry Choreographer

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Unpublished playscript BBPA/4/6 National Theatre
Fundraising file NTC/P/T/1/34/1/002 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London
Education and Outreach file (1) NTC/P/T/1/34/1/003 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Education and Outreach file (2) NTC/P/T/1/34/1/004 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Programmes NTC/P/T/1/34/2/002 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Poster (A3) NTC/P/T/1/34/2/003 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Postcard NTC/P/T/1/34/2/004 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Playscript NTC/P/T/1/34/3 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Video recording NTC/P/T/1/34/5 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Musical Score NTC/P/T/1/34/6/001 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Press reviews NTC/P/T/3/012 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London