The first of many...

Red Snapper is a play set in Jamaica in the summer of 1962. Though fictional, it is explores the impact of key events that took place in Jamaica at that time – increased tourism following the filming of Ian Fleming’s Dr No, the Cuban Missile Crisis and political independence from Great Britain. It follows the lives of five families as they navigate personal change and progress. With an all female cast, this play was developed as part of the Critical Mass programme at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry and opened in March 2016.

 


This is an impressively ambitious and stirring premiere.
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— THE TIMES


COOKING UP A STORM

Here's a video of me talking about the play...


DISCOVER THE STORY BEHIND RED SNAPPER

In the following video interview, Justine Themen, the Director and I introduce the characters, who will be played by a black all-female cast and discuss the reasons for wanting to tell the stories of ordinary women, at such a pertinent time in Jamaica’s history.


RED SNAPPER SET DESIGN

Janet Vaughan's set design brings to life an island on the verge of independence and filled with the excitement of providing the setting for James Bond movie Dr No.


BUILDING THE SET FOR RED SNAPPER

The set – designed by Janet Vaughn – takes its inspiration from a coastal fishing village in Jamaica during its year of independence, 1962 and comes equipped with its very own harbour and port side.


JAMMIN' IN JAMAICA: ARUN GHOSH ON THE MUSIC FOR RED SNAPPER

For composer and sound designer, Arun Ghosh the challenge has been to create a sound-scape that will transport audiences to the Caribbean island and create a musical score that captures the early sounds of Ska. In the video below, we chat to Arun about the ideas behind his Ska-inspired sound design for Red Snapper, and find out why he himself is so passionate about this play.


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