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Dragon Can't Dance, The

By Earl Lovelace
Setting: 
Set in the late fifties in Laventille, Port of Spain, Trinidad
No. acts: 
2
Cast total: 
12
Male cast: 
7
Female cast: 
5

Synopsis

The Dragon Can't Dance explores the power of Carnival over the lives of the community on Calvary Hill, in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Original production

Opening night: 
29/06/1990
Company:
 
Original Cast:
Cyril I Nri Aldrick
Nicholas Boyce Basil
Jacqui Chan Cleothilda
Shelley King Dolly
Geff Francis Fisheye
Trevor Marshall-Ward Mr Guy
Anni Domingo Olive
Dhirendra Pariag
Oscar James Philo
Trevor Marshall-Ward Reds
Laura Beckford Sylvia
Susan Aderin Yvonne
Production Team:

Publications

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

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Production account TTC/2/2/6 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection
Production management correspondence TTC/4/1/6 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Contracts TTC/4/2/6 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Technical file TTC/4/3/5 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Prompt script TTC/4/4/3 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Script TTC/5/1/33 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Photographs TTC/6/1/6 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Audio recordings TTC/7/1/4 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Video recording TTC/7/2/4 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Marketing correspondence TTC/8/1/6 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Poster TTC/8/3/1/10 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Flyer TTC/8/3/2/15 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Advertising postcard TTC/8/3/2/16 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Programme TTC/8/3/3/7 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Programme for Not Fade Away with advert for The Dragon Can't Dance TTC/8/3/3/8 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Press cuttings TTC/8/4/6 Talawa Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Playscript MPS 4510 British Library