About the Show/Event
Find the best Shebeen play tickets at Theatre Royal, Stratford East, Outer London. 'Do you think dreams are wasted on people like us?' It's a hot and humid summer in 1958 St Anns, Nottingham. Tempers are flaring and Teddy Boys are on the march. Jamaican couple Pearl and George are helping Caribbean migrants to cut loose by hosting a forbidden party at their Shebeen. Pearl has dreams of opening a restaurant on the Wells Road. George, a retired boxer, has hung his dreams next to his gloves. A young interracial couple are falling in love and figuring out how to be together. As tensions mount on a night filled with rum, calypso and dancing, and with the Shebeen under threat from the police, everyone is forced to confront the uncomfortable truths their relationships are built upon.
Performers Karl Collins (George), Martina Laird, Adam Rojko-Vega (Constable Reed/Robert Dunne), Chloe Harris (Mary), Danielle Walters (Gayle), Hazel Ellerby (Mrs Clark), Hazel Ellerby (Mrs Clark), Karl Haynes (Sergeant Williams), Rolan Bell (Earnest), Theo Solomon (Linford).
Author Mufaro Makubika. Company Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company. Director Matthew Xia. Design Grace Smart. Lighting Ciaran Cunningham. Sound Richard Hammarton. Music Richard Hammarton.