MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL
October 19, 2013  //  By:   //  UK Tours  //  Comments are off

TALAWA ANNOUNCE UK TOUR DATES FOR MICHAEL BUFFONG’S NATIONAL THEATRE PRODUCTION OF

MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL
By Errol John

UK TOUR FEBRUARY 2014

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

Director: Michael Buffong
Designer: Soutra Gilmour

Tour Dates
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
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
Website: www.wyp.org.uk

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

For further information visit www.talawa.com or www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

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