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Jero's Metamorphosis

By Wole Soyinka

Year staged: 1974

Staged in: Bristol University Drama Department

Cast Size: 18

Synopsis

The second of Wole Soyinka’s Jero plays, Jero’s Metamorphosis is the story of the profit minded prophet Brother Jero, and his quest to stop the acquisition of a private beach by the Nigerian government. He uses all of his cunning and religious hypocrisy to find himself replacing the good Pastor Shadrach as head of church. Under Jero’s command, the church undergoes metamorphosis into a military organisation, and prepares to make the beach into a space for their own profit-making desires.

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Jero's Metamorphosis

Publisher: Oxford Univerisity Press

Year published: 1973

Original Cast

Nick Janni

Cast

Tony Alcock

Cast

Alison Balls

Cast

Jan Dixon

Cast

David Bamber

Cast

Henry G Boston

Cast

Bill Brooker

Cast

Andy Criddle

Cast

Elizabeth Doherty

Cast

Bob Thompson

Cast

Cathie O'Neill

Cast

Rusty Owen Jones

Cast

Barbara Peak

Cast

David Ponting

Cast

Marshall Sapherson

Cast

Crispin Sharp

Cast

Caroline Swift

Cast

Peter Van De Merwe

Cast

Production Team

Jenny Bolt

Designer

Glynne Wickham

Director

Additional Materials

Link to Poster

Poster

Ref: BDD/PB/104

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

Link to Production papers

Production papers

Ref: BOV/3/4/40/1

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

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