One Monkey Don't Stop No Show - 2011
An Eclipse Theatre and Sheffield Theatres Co-Production
By Don Evans
‘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.
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
Director - Dawn Walton
Designer - Libby Watson
Lighting Designer - Natasha Chivers
Sound Designer - Emma Laxton
photos by Keith Pattison