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O Babylon!

By Derek Walcott
Setting: 
Kingston, Jamacia, 1966
Cast total: 
19
Male cast: 
12
Female cast: 
7

Synopsis

The play is both the love story of Aaron and Electric Gyal, and the story of the Trench Town community's strugle for survival against the encroachment of Babylon, in the form of a new luxury hotel

Original production

Opening night: 
08/02/1988
Company:
 
Original Cast:
William  Vanderpuye Deacon Otto Doxy
Sharon D Clarke Dolores Hope
Trevor Ward Magistrate
Geraldine Connor Mr Goldstein
Jason Rose Percival Jones
Patrick Cameron Policeman
Marcia Johnson Priscilla
McKell Pendercuse Ras Daniel
Adetomiwa Edun Ras Edwin
Steven Woodcock Ras Meshach / Arnold Dewes
Clifton Bryan Ras Samuel
Tony Marshall Ras Shadrach
Roger Griffiths Rudolph Dawson
Lenny Algernon Edwards Sergeant Barker / Ras Elijah
Josephine Melville The Rudettes / Mrs Melanie Powers
Mona Hammond Virginia Small
Malcolm Connell Rufus Johnson
Sheilah Cuffey Cast
Sandra Tavernier Cast
Production Team:
Yvonne Brewster Director
Ellen Cairns Designer

Publications

Title Year Publisher NT Library
The Joker of Seville and O Babylon!: Two plays 1978 Farrar Straus No
O Babylon! The Joker of Seville 1979 Jonathan Cape No

Assets

Type Code
NT audio recording of Act 1 Scene 2 BBPA/3/1/47

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Production accounts TTC/2/2/3 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection
Production management correspondence TTC/4/1/3 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Contracts TTC/4/2/3 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Show reports TTC/4/5/3 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Scripts TTC/5/1/96 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Audio recordings TTC/7/1/1 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Video recording TTC/7/2/2 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Marketing correspondence TTC/8/1/3 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Poster TTC/8/3/1/6 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Flyer TTC/8/3/2/6 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Flyer for Riverside Studios featuring O Babylon! TTC/8/3/2/7 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Programme TTC/8/3/3/3 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Press cuttings TTC/8/4/3 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection