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Rock in Water, A

By Winsome Pinnock
Setting: 
Street Corner, Brooklyn , Usa, 1927
No. acts: 
2
Cast total: 
15
Male cast: 
5
Female cast: 
10

Synopsis

A Rock in Water was commissioned by the Royal Court Young People's Theatre, to examine the life and work of Trinidadian journalist and political activist, Claudia Jones who founded and edited the West Indian Gazette and Afro-Asian Caribbean News, and was central to the development of the Notting Hill Carnival in London.

Original production

Opening night: 
01/12/1989
Original Cast:
Jenneba Sie Jalloh Alice / Dina
Junior Blanche Ben / Donald Hinds
Marcelle Grant Ben's daughter
Yetunde Otuwehinmi Carole
Godfrey Walters Charles / Cumberbatch / Mackenzie
Eveline Okonfo Claudia Jones
Lunga Yeni Claudia Jones
Mary Richards Claudia's Lawyer
Angela Bell Elizabeth Gurley-Flynn / Evicted
Luke Mariner Factory Foreman / Mr Paulsen
Paris Yaw Mary / Red
Marcus Powell Messenger Boy / Ahmed
Heather Durrant Mother / Mrs Cochrane
David Edwards Ned
Avril Evans Stella / Prison Officer
Production Team:
Elyse Dodgson Director
Mark  Holnes Musical Director
Philip  Howard Assistant Director
Anabel Temple Designer
Rick Fisher Lighting
Bryan Bowen Sound
Allister Bain Choreography

Publications

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

Assets

Type Code
NT audio recording of Act 1 Scene 5 BBPA/3/1/42

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Production management file THM/273/4/2/199 English Stage Company at V&A Theatre Collection
Photographs THM/273/6/1/427 English Stage Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Press cuttings and publicity material THM/273/7/2/675 English Stage Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Playscript MPS 4013 British Library