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Coups and Calypsos

By M NourbeSe Philip
Setting: 
A radio plays calypso music. Elvira paces up and down the room holding her passport and ticket.
No. acts: 
2
Cast total: 
3
Male cast: 
1
Female cast: 
2

Synopsis

Elvira is African. Rohan is Indian. They are both Trinidadian. They live in London but are stranded on the holiday island of Tobago during the 1990 coup in neighbouring Trinidad. Coups & Calypsos is the uncompromising story of their love at risk from civil unrest, from local prejudice, but most of all from the racism which their marriage encounters no matter where they are.

Original production

Opening night: 
04/02/1999
Company:
 
Original Cast:
Sandra James-Young Elvira Jackson
Jackie Brown Mrs Samuels
Hassani Shapi Rohan Sankar
Production Team:
Greta Mendez Director
Lisa Vandy Designer
John  Varah Lighting
Preston Jones Sound

Publications

Title Year Publisher NT Library
Coups and Calypsos: A Play 2001 Mercury Press No

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Production accounts TTC/2/2/26 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection
Production management correspondence TTC/4/1/26 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Contracts TTC/4/2/26 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Technical file TTC/4/3/20 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Show reports TTC/4/5/22 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Scripts TTC/5/1/27 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Audio recording TTC/7/1/18 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Video recordings TTC/7/2/16 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Marketing correspondence TTC/8/1/26 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Poster TTC/8/3/1/34 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Flyer TTC/8/3/2/47 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Programme TTC/8/3/3/31 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Press cuttings TTC/8/4/24 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Workshop file TTC/10/4/19 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Playscript MPS 8521 British Library