Beef, No Chicken

Beef, No Chicken

By Derek Walcott
Setting: 
Set in Couva, a small country town in central Trinidad.
No. acts: 
2
Cast total: 
13
Male cast: 
9
Female cast: 
4

Synopsis

Set in Trinidad, Beef No Chicken is a tragicomedy about a small town facing the encroachment of a six-lane highway.

Original production

Opening night: 
08/03/1989
Theatre: 
Original Cast:
Calvin Simpson Cardiff Joe
Jo Martin Drusilla Douglas
Ram John Holder Eldrigde Franco
Carmen Munroe Euphony Hogan
Susan Lycett Mitzi Almandoz
Vincent Wong Mr Lai-Fook
Jim Findley Mr Mongroo
Shango Baku Otto Hogan
Syreeta Kumar Sumintra Ramsingh
Ronny Cush The Deacon
Roger Griffiths The Limer
T Bone Wilson The Mayor
Leroy Beresford Cedric Hart
Production Team:
Yvonne Brewster Director
Geraldine Connor Musical Director
Carmen Munroe Assistant Director
Janey Gardiner Designer
Richard  Moffatt Lighting
Francis Stevenson Lighting
Ram John Holder Musical Consultant
Curtis Lugay Sound
Jackie Guy Choreographer

Publications

Title Year Publisher NT Library
Three Plays 1986 Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York No

Assets

Type Code
NT audio recording Act 1 Scene 1 BBPA/3/1/48
Programme Private Collection

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Workshop file TTC/10/4/15 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection
Poster TTC/8/3/1/30 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Press Reviews TTC/8/4/20 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Programme TTC/8/3/3/27 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Technical Files TTC/4/3/17 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Show Reports TTC/4/5/19 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Rehearsal Photographs TTC/6/1/22 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Audio production recordings TTC/7/1/16 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Poster TTC/8/3/1/30 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Flyer TTC/8/3/2/42 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Programme TTC/8/3/3/27 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Press Cuttings TTC/8/4/20 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Workshop file TTC/10/4/15 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Receipt book of rehearsal notes BTF/P/Y/4005 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Set photographs BTF/P/Y/4017 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Photographs BTF/P/Y/4018 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Photographs BTF/P/Y/4021 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Negatives BTF/P/Y/4026N Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Audio tapes BTF/P/Y/4031 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Playscript MPS 4034 British Library