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One Monkey Don't Stop No Show - 2011

One Monkey Don't Stop No Show - 2011

An Eclipse Theatre and Sheffield Theatres Co-Production
By Don Evans

European première

‘That’s what comes from listening to white folks!!!’
‘Poor folks, baby! I’ve been listening to poor folks!!!’

The Harrisons are the most respected middle-class Black family in Philadelphia.

However, the arrival of their young niece and her new ideas from the rural South, turns their polite, Christian, suburban life on its head.

The Cosby Show meets Restoration Comedy in this hilariously outrageous play about how hard we try to hide who we really are.

This co-production between the critically acclaimed Eclipse Theatre and Sheffield Theatres marks the European première of Don Evans’ lost American classic, and the first time the two companies have co-produced since Eclipse Theatre became resident at Sheffield Theatres.

Cast

Avery Harrison – Roger Griffiths
Myra Harrison – Jocelyn Jee Esien
Beverley Harrison- Ayesha Antoine
Caleb Johnson- Daniel Francis
Felix Harrison-  Isaac Ssebandeke
L’il Bits - Michelle Asante
Mozelle/Mrs Caldwell – Jacqueline Boatswain

Creative Team

Director - Dawn Walton
Designer - Libby Watson
Lighting Designer - Natasha Chivers
Sound Designer - Emma Laxton



Gallery

photos by Keith Pattison


Daniel Francis & Ayesha Antoine
Jocelyn Jee Esien, Isaac Ssebandeke & Ayesha Antoine
Daniel Francis & Isaac Ssebandeke
Isaac Ssebandeke, Michelle Asante & Jacqueline Boatswain
Isaac Ssebandeke &  Michelle Asante

Reviews

The Guardian
The Stage 

 

Tour Dates

30th Sept - 1st Oct Tobacco Factory

4th - 8th Oct Albany, Deptford

18th - 19th Oct New Wolsey, Ipswich

21st - 22nd Oct Croydon

25th - 26th Oct Contact Theatre, Manchester

1st-6th Nov West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

 

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