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Shebeen archive'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.


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


Shebeen (Play) production archive for QTIX code T368549298. Details of all Shebeen archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1955146773

Archive Listings

20 Jun 18
7 Jul 18
Theatre Royal Stratford East
Outer London, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive
1 Jun 18
16 Jun 18
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Performance Details => Venue archive


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