Inspired by Handel's celebration of the story of Christ, Carnival Messiah uses the colourful, exuberant traditions of Trinidad carnival and folklore to create an electrifying stage musical. Singers, musicians and dances from around the world combine gospel, jazz, calypso and rock in a glorious fusion of contemporary and traditional music.

Original production

Opening night: 
Original Cast:
Jean Binta Breeze Cast
Ram John Holder Cast
Anne P Fridal Cast
Ella Andall Cast
Renee Castle Cast
Renee Castle Cast
Tom Briggs Davis Cast
Jeremy  Dodds Cast
Kerry Frampton Cast
Brian Green Cast
Matthew Minkin Cast
Ronald Samm Cast
Simon Sauphanor Cast
Michelle Scally Cast
Nigel Wong Cast
David Hamilton Cast
Donald Edwards Cast
Production Team:
Andre Tanker Director
Robert Bryan Lighting
Wayne Berkley Designer
Carole La Chapelle Choreographer


Title Year Publisher NT Library
Carnival Messiah - C.D 1999 Pearl Music No

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Playscript MPS 8879 British Library
Reviews, Correspondence, Education Pack Manuscript ML-77 (Box: 70, Dates: 1935-2002, folder 13-14) Rauner Special Collections Library Repository - Dartmouth University
Programmes and Publicity Materials LRA/01/0231/03 George Padmore Institute
Production Correspondence LRA/01/0231/04 George Padmore Institute  
Scripts and Production and Commercial Materials LRA/01/0231/06 George Padmore Institute  
Programme TFP095 Future Histories - Black Performance and Carnival Archive