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Choo Choo Ch'Boogie

By Tyrone Huggins

Year staged: 1989

Opening night: 15/12/1989

Staged in: Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Cast Size: 10


Over one long, steamy, 1950’s summer night Harlem private detective and WWII veteran Molasses Ed Malone is lured into a plot to oust Sam Castelli, a racketeer night club owner and drug dealer, but by whomAs the price of the contract on his head steadily rises, Ed wonders at the nature of coincidences to occur simultaneously. 

Original Cast

Lincoln Noel

Broken Jaw Jackson / Tornado

Cliff Howells

Fat Sam Castelli / Meatloaf

Ewen Cummins

Molasses Ed Malone

Billie Williams

Luise McCarthy / Susie Q / Caldonia Castelli

Sharon D Clarke

Mahogany Hall

Dennis Conlon

TJ / GI Joe

Akintayo Akinbode


Kwame Kwei-Armah

Reverend Murchison / Big Richard

Chris Monks

Sergeant Joe Shanahan

Amanda Edwards

Miss Simpkins / Roxanne

Production Team

Andy Hay


Sheila Carter


Akintayo Akinbode

Music Director

Chris Monks

Musical Director

Renny Krupinski

Fight Director

Phil Clarke

Lighting Designer

Louis Jordan and the Tympany Five


Brent Lees

Sound Designer

Mick Bearwish


Katie Wilson


Bruce Ridley

Stage Manager

Additional Materials

Link to Playscript


Ref: MPS 4323

British Library

Link to Unpublished Playscript

Unpublished Playscript

Ref: BBPA/4/67

National Theatre Archive

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