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Rum & Coca Cola

By Mustapha Matura

‘...the writing is exquisite...’ The Public Reviews
‘Debut director Don Warrington gives his actors the stage space and time to develop their characters to audience-gasping intensity – while keeping laughs rolling like waves to the shore.’ The Observer
‘Matura's compassionate picture of a dying art...’ The Guardian

Rum and Coca Cola is a gently humorous, bittersweet tale by the celebrated Trinidadian dramatist, Mustapha Matura and directed by Don Warrington MBE.

On the beautiful island paradise of Trinidad, under the fiery heat of the Caribbean sun, Slim and Professor play sweet calypso for tourists. Professor – a former calypso giant with a historic hat trick of hits, is schooling Slim in the noble art. Living at the end of the beach amongst the driftwood, fallen coconut trees and empty rum bottles, the Professor ‘speechifies’ about his life – a life lost and stolen – as Slim tries to grasp a brighter future…


An English Touring Theatre, Talawa Theatre Company & West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production.


West Yorkshire Playhouse

5 Mar - 3 Apr 2010

Nuffield Southampton Theatre

13 - 16 Oct 2010

Greenwich Theatre, London

19 - 23 Oct 2010

The Drum, Birmingham

28 - 30 Oct 2010

The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

2 - 6 Nov 2010

Exeter Northcott Theatre

10 - 13 Nov 2010


Creative Team


Don Warrington


Anthony Lamble

Musical Director

Dominique Le Gendre

Lightin Designer

Jason Taylor

Sound Designer

Mic Pool

Dialect Coach

Claudette Williams

Assistant Director

Eleanor While


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Shango Baku
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