Country-boy Ivan leaves home in the Jamaican countryside and travels to Kingston, his head full of songs that he hopes will earn him fame and fortune. But fortune is hard to find as Ivan is ripped off by shady record producers and corrupt cops. He does find the fame he craves - but for all the wrong reasons.Performers Delroy Atkinson (Longa), Rolan Bell (Ivan), Delroy Brown (Preacher), Stephen Cole (First Keyboard Player), Dermot Daly (Policeman), Joanna Francis (Elsa), Yvonne Gidden (Ms Ivy), Lain Gray (Ray Pierre), Norris Jackson (Second Keyboard Player), Marlon King (Pedro), Joy Mack (Miss Daisy), Perry Melius (The Drummer), Wayne Nunes (Bass player), Marcus Powell (Hilton), Susan Lawson-Reynolds (Pinky), Trevor A Toussaint (Jose), Alan Weekes (Guitar Player), Karlene Wray (Precious), Chinua Cole (Mrs Ivy's Son - some dates), Abel Miller (Mrs Ivy's Son - some dates).
Author Perry Henzell. Producer Theatre Royal Stratford East. Producer Jan Ryan (for UK Arts Productions). Choreographer Jackie Guy. Director Kerry Michael. Director Dawn Reid. Design Ultz. Director Stephen Cole (music). Director Geraldine Connor (voice). Lighting Jo Joelson. Sound Stefan Lumsden. Director Rae Mcken (assistant). Other Gwyn Jenkins (Deputy Stage Manager/Book).