Samba tells the story of Alfredo Lamas a 1950s former Samba King, now running a mini-cab firm. Once the star attraction of the Samba Club and famous purveyor of Latin American rhythms, the past is juxtapositioned with Alfred's present as he determinedly seeks to make a comeback.

Original production

Opening night: 
Original Cast:
Trevor Butler Garfield
Rachel Bell Beryl
Angela Bruce Victoria
Thomas Baptiste Selwyn
Norman Beaton Alfredo Lamas
Production Team:
Kenneth Chubb Director
Gemma Jackson Designer
Dave Brown Musical Director


Title Year Publisher NT Library


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

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Royal Court Production File THM/317/3/1/3 V&A Theatre Collection