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Playboy Of The West Indies

Author(s): Mustapha Matura with music by Clement Ishmael & Dominique Le Gendre and lyrics by Clement Ishmael, Dominique Le Gendre and Nicolas Kent
Company: Birmingham 2022 Festival

Based on the Irish Classic The Playboy Of The Western World, Mustapha Matura’s reinvention Playboy Of The West Indies has been delighting audiences and critics alike worldwide for over 35 years.

Now in this world première production, the play has been transformed into a new musical with a score firmly rooted in the Caribbean.

In Peggy’s rum bar in sleepy Mayaro village, a mysterious stranger stumbles in out of the darkness. With a voice like honey, he tantalises the women and unnerves the men with a terrible story.

As he weaves his magic spell on Peggy, her forthcoming nuptials to Stanley are thrown into doubt, and the village is plunged into uproar. While the women vie for this stranger’s attention, the men plot his downfall. Will events conspire to unmask his wild tales of derring-do?