This is a modern fairy tale fusing African, Asian, and European myth with urban city life. Two female friends are trapped in the web of the African trickster, Anansi the spider. Kali, the Indian Goddess of the night and protector of lost daughters, comes to their rescue. However Anansi needs to drink the blood of two young maidens for longevity and eternal beauty, and so begins the battle between Kali and Anansi, while the two young maidens try to find true love in the depths of the forest in the hope that they will be set free.

Original production

Original Cast:
Production Team:
Greta Mendez Director


Type Code
NT audio recording of Act 1 Scene 1 BBPA/3/1/33

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Playscript MPS 11985 British Library