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Year staged: 1999

Opening night: 02/09/1999

Staged in: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Cast Size: 9

Synopsis

Based on Rostand’s classic story of Cyrano de Bergerac and set in the Eastern Caribbean in 1957, the show follows the fortunes of Clovis Dibiset, a brilliant Calypso singer and King Of The Carnival. With his love for his childhood friend unrequited and lost to one of his Calypso partners, Clovis seeks fortune in England, but as he discovers, the London of the late fifties is a far cry from Trinidad (the play also starred a community cast in addition to the cast below).

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Publisher: House of Theresa

Year published: 2001

Original Cast

Kwame Kwei-Armah

Clovis Dibiset

Derek Elroy

Clovis Dibiset (Alternate)

Julie Saunders

Rosemary

Louis Decosta Johnson

Hubert Lafayette

Malcom Frederick

Du Bois / Chief / Vincent

Sharon D Clarke

Miss Baptiste / Celia / Paula

Nicholas Beveny

Gladstone / Peter

Joseph Jones

Lord Sugarcoat

Howard Gay

Governor / Philpot

Dale Superville

Panny / Pastor Macwilliams / Tennant / Derek

Guy Holder

Actor / Musician

Ian Riley

Actor / Musician

Errol Kennedy

Actor / Musician

Joe Paterson

Actor / Musician

Derek Elroy

Clovis Dibiset (Alternate)

Kwame Kwei-Armah

Clovis Dibiset

Julie Saunders

Rosemary

Louis DeCosta Johnson

Hubert Lafayette

Sharon D Clarke

Miss Baptiste / Celia / Paula

Nicholas Beveney

Gladstone / Peter

Joseph Jones

Lord Sugarcoat

Howard Gay

Governor / Philpot

Dale Superville

Panny / Pastor Macwilliams / Tennant / Derek

Guy Holden

Actor / Musician

Ian Riley

Actor / Musician

Errol Kennedy

Actor / Musician

Joe Paterson

Actor / Musician

Malcolm Frederick

Du Bois / Chief / Vincent

Production Team

Kwame Kwei-Armah

Co-Writer

Chris Monks

Co-Writer / Director

Patrick Connellan

Co-Designer

Cathy Ryan

Co-Designer

Akintayo Akinbode

Music Director

Dolly Henry

Lighting Designer

Renny Krupinski

Fight Director

Akintayo Akinbode

Music Director

Kwame Kwei-Armah

Co-Writer

Renny Krupinski

Fight Director

Chris Monks

Co-Writer/ Director

Cathy Ryan

Co-Designer

Patrick Connellan

Co-Designer

Dolly Henry

Lighting Designer

Additional Materials

Link to Playscript

Playscript

Ref: MPS 8789

British Library

Link to Prospective Production File

Prospective Production File

Ref: THM/317/3/3/8

V&A Theatre and Performance Collection

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