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Rum and Coca Cola


A co-production with English Touring Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse

By Mustapha Matura
Directed by Don Warrington

A gently humorous bittersweet tale written by one of our finest dramatists.


On the beautiful island paradise of Trinidad, under the fiery heat of the Caribbean sun, Slim and Professor play sweet calypso for passing tourists.

Professor, a past calypso giant with a historic hat-trick of hits, is schooling Slim in the noble art.

They survive on their 'refreshment capital', living at the end of the beach amongst driftwood, fallen coconut trees and empty rum bottles. And as Professor 'speechifies' about his life, one that's been lost and stolen, Slim tries to grasp a brighter future.

Rum and Coca Cola is the directorial debut of Trinidadian born Don Warrington MBE, best know for playing Philip in Rising Damp, and for his roles in Doctor Who, Manchild and The Crouches.

  • The Observer

    "Director Don Warrington gives his actors the space and time to develop their characters to audience- gasping intensity-while keeping laughs rolling like waves to the shore....funny and politically acute."

  • Nuffield Theatre, Southampton: 13-16 October

    Greenwich Theatre, London: 19-23 October

    The Drum, Birmingham: 28-30 October

    Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham: 2-6 November

    Northcott, Exeter: 10-13 November

  • Rum and Coca Cola | 13 October - 13 November 2010

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