The stage adaptation of Edward Kamau Brathwaite's Mother Poem is a combination of dreams, memories and questions inspired by the island of Barbados, the idea of belonging and the effects of slavery in the relationships between women, men and children.

Original production

Original Cast:
Josette Bushell-Mingo Cast
Andrie Reid Cast
Joan Carol Williams Cast
Production Team:
Alby James Director
H Patten Musical Director
Vonnie Rudette Designer
H Patten Choreographer


Title Year Publisher NT Library
Mother Poem 1977 Oxford University Press No

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Press Cuttings THM/77/1/19 Temba Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection