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LogoThe Big Life

Book & lyrics by PAUL SIRETT
Music by PAUL JOSEPH

Director Clint Dyer; Décor Jenny Tiramani; Lighting Gerry Jenkinson; Sound Gareth Owen; Choreography Jason Penycooke; Musical Director Robert Hyman / Delroy Murray

THEATRE ROYAL STRATFORD EAST
22 April - 22 May 2004. Revived 4 February, 2005 : Transferred to Apollo Theatre, London 23 May, 2005

Synopsis

The Big Life is a feel-good ska musical which transports the plot of Shakespeare's Love's Labours Lost to 1950s London.

On the Windrush over from the Caribbean to England, a pact is made by a group of men not to get involved with women for three years while they work to better themselves: but Cupid has another plan. The Big Life roams through almost every conceivable emotion during its toe-tapping tale of Caribbean migrants striving for a better life in London.

Original Cast:

Geoff Aymer - Reverend
Lorna Brown - Mary
Claudia Cadette - Kathy
Tameka Empson - Mrs Aphrodite
Maureen Hibbert - Zulieka
Amanda Horlock - Jacqueline/Secretary
Jason Pennycooke - Admiral/Eros
Marcus Powell - Dennis
Neil Reidman - Bernie
Victor Romero-Evans - Ferdy
Chris Tummings - Lennie
Yaa - Sybil