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Jamaican Airman Forsees His Death, A

By Fred D'Aguiar
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Three young Jamaican men join the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. A strong bond of friendship and memories of home accompany them on their way to the mother
country. All Alvin wants to do is gain his wings and fly. When he achieves this ambition, one mistake leads to his wings being clipped.

Original production

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Original Cast:
Jeffrey Chiswick Kojo / Kathleen's father
Sidney Cole Bruce / Army Officer
Maynard Eziashi Tim / Business
Maureen Hibbert Kathleen's Mother
Fraser James Gerry / Airforce Officer
Clarence Smith Alvin
Geraldine Somerville Kathleen
Production Team:
Hettie MacDonald Director
Roland Rees Panelist
Bernard Culshaw Designer
Aldona Cunningham Designer


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/273/4/2/210 English Stage Company at V&A Theatre Collection
Contact sheets THM/273/6/1/247 English Stage Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Press reviews THM/273/7/2/700 English Stage Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Playscript MPS 4894 British Library