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Mamma Decemba

By Nigel Moffatt

Year staged: 1985

Opening night: 14/11/1985

Theatre Company: Temba Theatre Company; 1972

Staged in: Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Cast Size: 3


Mamma Decemba is a bittersweet play about an older Jamaican woman living in England who finds herself widowed, jobless, and deserted by her children. Her attempts to cope involving hauntingly honest, sometimes humorous and often painful reflections on her past, raising larger questions for all of us about the nature of life-long relationships.

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Mamma Decemba

Publisher: Faber and Faber

Year published: 1987

Original Cast

Claire Benedict


Bill Glasgow


Elizabeth Clarke

Mamma Decemba

Production Team

Alby James


Paul Armstrong


Clarinda Salandy


Additional Materials

Link to Press Cuttings

Press Cuttings

Ref: THM/77/1/12

V&A Theatre and Performance Collection

Link to Photographs


Ref: THM/77/6/21

V&A Theatre and Performance Collection

Link to Production Photographs

Production Photographs

Ref: THM/77/6/11

V&A Theatre and Performance Collection

Link to Playscript


Ref: MPS 2861

British Library


Ref: BCA/Ephemera/79

Black Cultural Archives

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