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Dragon Can't Dance, The

By Earl Lovelace
Setting: 
Set in the late fifties in Laventille, Port of Spain, Trinidad
No. acts: 
2
Cast total: 
12
Male cast: 
7
Female cast: 
5

Synopsis

The Dragon Can't Dance explores the power of Carnival over the lives of the community on Calvary Hill, in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Original production

Opening night: 
29/06/1990
Company:
 
Theatre: 
Original Cast:
Cyril I Nri Aldrick
Nicholas Boyce Basil
Jacqui Chan Cleothilda
Shelley King Dolly
Geff Francis Fisheye
Trevor Marshall-Ward Mr Guy
Anni Domingo Olive
Dhirendra Pariag
Oscar James Philo
Trevor Marshall-Ward Reds
Laura Beckford Sylvia
Susan Aderin Yvonne
Production Team:
Yvonne Brewster Director
Domininque Legendre Musical Director
Ellen Cairns Designer
Steve Whitson Lighting
Greta Mendez Choreography

Publications

Title Year Publisher NT Library
Black Plays 2, ed. Yvonne Brewster. 1989 Methuen Drama No

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Production account TTC/2/2/6 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection
Production management correspondence TTC/4/1/6 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Contracts TTC/4/2/6 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Technical file TTC/4/3/5 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Prompt script TTC/4/4/3 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Script TTC/5/1/33 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Photographs TTC/6/1/6 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Audio recordings TTC/7/1/4 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Video recording TTC/7/2/4 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Marketing correspondence TTC/8/1/6 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Poster TTC/8/3/1/10 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Flyer TTC/8/3/2/15 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Advertising postcard TTC/8/3/2/16 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Programme TTC/8/3/3/7 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Programme for Not Fade Away with advert for The Dragon Can't Dance TTC/8/3/3/8 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Press cuttings TTC/8/4/6 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Playscript MPS 4510 British Library