Redemption Song

Redemption Song

By Edgar Nkosi White
Setting: 
The Caribbean. Any island to which a son returns in search of a father never known and a land half remembered.
No. acts: 
3
Cast total: 
8
Male cast: 
5
Female cast: 
3

Synopsis

Redemption Song is a blend of melodrama and ritual. A poet, Legion Bramble, returns to his island homeland during the Mummers' Festival after an unhappy stay in Britain, to reclaim his West Indian identity.

Original production

Opening night: 
07/06/1984
Company:
 
Original Cast:
Victor Romero Evans Legion Bramble
Trish Cooke Mad Anne
Carmen Munroe Miss Beatrice
Malcolm Frederick Mr Fowler
Ram John Holder Peter Bramble
Chris Tajah Simon
Stephen Persaud Sores
Janet Kay Verity Fowler
Production Team:
Charlie Hanson Director
Gemma Jackson Designer
David Richardson Lighting

Publications

Title Year Publisher NT Library
Redemption Song and Other Plays: The Boot Dance, Les Femmes Noires 1985 M. Boyars, London No

Assets

Type Code
Poster Black Cultural Archives, Ephemera/79

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Programme NTC/P/T/1/10/2/001 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London
Poster (A1) NTC/P/T/1/10/2/002 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Poster (A3) NTC/P/T/1/10/2/003 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Press reviews NTC/P/T/3/013 Future Histories at Goldsmiths, University of London  
Poster BCA/Ephemera/79 Black Cultural Archives