“The Alfred Fagon Award is unique."
Michael Abbensetts, winner 2004
Supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation
Play Mas by Mustapha Matura

Play Mas by Mustapha Matura

1950s Port of Spain. Samuel, a young tailor’s assistant, dreams of Trinidad’s independence.

On the eve of carnival everyone fills the streets, dressed up to play mas. This annual celebration turns to tragedy and spurs Samuel on to make a decision that will change the political landscape of the future of this vibrant, volatile island.

A wickedly funny, exuberant and poignant play from Mustapha Matura. Born in Trinidad, he is the multi-award winning writer of numerous plays including Rum an’ Coca-Cola, Playboy of the West Indies and The Coup. Play Mas premiered at the Royal Court in 1974, winning the Evening Standard Award for Best Play, and transferred to the West End. This is its first major revival.

Cast and creatives
Director Paulette Randall
Designer Libby Watson
Lighting Designer Mark Jonathan
Sound Designer Al Ashford
Casting by Briony Barnett

Lori Barker
Llewella Gideon
Kevin N Golding
Rob Heanley
Melanie La Barrie
David Monteith
Johann Myers
Kirris Riviere
Victor Romero Evans
Seun Shote

Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond 11 March – 11 April 2015


“A superb revival of Mustapha Matura’s 1974 darkly funny exploration of Trinidad…  It sweeps you up and leaves you breathless.” Time Out

The Guardian Trinidad Through a Carnival Lens
The Guardian Funny, informative
London Evening Standard
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