National Theatre's MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL Gets Restaged by Talawa for 2014 UK Tour
Talawa Theatre Company will restage Artistic Director Michael Buffong's acclaimed National Theatre production of Errol John's MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL for a UK Tour in 2014. The production will launch at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich on Monday 3 February 2014.
In Port of Spain, Trinidad, the snatches of calypso music, hymn tunes and drums are interrupted by the raucous celebrations of troops returning from war. Here, neighbours drink, bawl, make love, look out for each other and crave a better life. But Ephraim is no dreamer and nothing, not even the seductive Rosa, is going to stop him escaping his dead-end job for a fresh start in England.
MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL is directed by Talawa Theatre Company Artistic Director Michael Buffong, whose theatre credits include the current Talawa/Royal Exchange Theatre production of Arthur Miller's ALL MY SONS (Royal Exchange, Manchester), GOD'S PROPERTY (Talawa/Soho Theatre), THE SERPENT'S TOOTH (Talawa/Almeida Theatre), and the multi award-winning productions of A RAISIN IN THE SUN and PRIVATE LIVES (Royal Exchange Theatre).
Talawa Theatre Company is the UK's primary black-led theatre company. Led by Artistic Director Michael Buffong, Talawa aims to create work informed by the wealth and diversity of the Black British experience, invest in talent, build audiences and inspire dialogue with and within communities across Britain. Talawa's current production of Arthur Miller's ALL MY SON'S is currently playing at The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester until 26 October 2013
Full casting information to be announced.
MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL - UK TOUR 2014:
Talawa Theatre Company and The National Theatre present
MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL by Errol John
Press Night: Friday 7 February at 7.45pm, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich
Director: Michael Buffong
Designer: Soutra Gilmour
Monday 3 - Saturday 8 February Box Office: 01473 295 900
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich Website: www.wolseytheatre.co.uk
PRESS NIGHT: Friday 7 February at 7.45pm
Monday 10 - Saturday 15 February Box Office: 0113 213 7700
Monday 17 - Saturday 22 February Box Office: 0121 236 4455
Birmingham Rep Website: www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Monday 24 February - Saturday 2 March Box Office: 01684 892 277
Malvern Theatres (Festival Theatre) Website: www.malvern-theatres.co.uk
Monday 3 - Saturday 8 March Box Office: 01923 225 671
Watford Palace Theatre Website: www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk
Monday 10 - Saturday 15 March Box Office: 01865 305 305
Oxford Playhouse Website: www.oxfordplayhouse.com
Monday 17 - Saturday 22 March Box Office: 01223 503 333
Cambridge Arts Theatre Website: www.cambridgeartstheatre.co.uk
Monday 31 March - Saturday 5 April Box Office: 01225 448844
Theatre Royal, Bath Website: www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Monday 7 - Saturday 12 April Box Office: 01206 573 948
Mercury, Colchester Website: www.mercurytheatre.co.uk