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Talking In Tongues

By Winsome Pinnock
Setting: 
London
No. acts: 
2
Cast total: 
7
Male cast: 
2
Female cast: 
5

Synopsis

Talking in Tongues set in London and New York begins with a New Year's party in London. Whilst hiding amongst the coats away from the celebrations Leela, Curly and Claudette witness Leela's husband having sex with a white woman. Only when Leela breaks away and takes a holiday in Jamaica, can she begin to come to terms with her own feelings.

Original production

Original Cast:
Nicholas Monu Bentley / Mickie
Pamela Nomvete Claudette
Lizzie McInnerny Fran / Kate
Ella Wilder Irma / Diamond
Neil Dudgeon Jeff
Joanne Campbell Leela
Cecilia Noble Sugar / Curly
Production Team:
Hettie MacDonald Director
Catriona Taylor Assistant Director
Ian MacNeil Designer
Ian Mcneil Designer
Johanna Town Lighting
Bryan Bowen Sound

Publications

Title Year Publisher NT Library
Black Plays: 3, ed. Yvonne Brewster 1995 Methuen Drama No

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Production management file THM/273/4/2/213 English Stage Company at V&A Theatre Collection
Plan THM/273/4/23/141 English Stage Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Photographs THM/273/6/1/507 English Stage Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Press reviews THM/273/7/2/708 English Stage Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Playscript MPS 4986 British Library