The Alfred Fagon Award is launching the Alfred Fagon Audience Award to recognize and celebrate the depth of talented Black British playwrights of Caribbean and African descent writing in Britain today.
We produced the first major revival of Mustapha Matura's Play Mas, which has been nominated for the award which you can vote for here – it takes just a few seconds.
Set in 1950s Port of Spain. Samuel, a young tailor’s assistant, dreams of Trinidad’s independence. On the eve of carnival everyone fills the streets, dressed up to play mas. This annual celebration turns to tragedy and spurs Samuel on to make a decision that will change the political landscape of the future of this vibrant, volatile island.
Born in Trinidad, Mustapha Matura he is the multi-award winning writer of numerous plays including Rum an’ Coca-Cola, Playboy of the West Indies and The Coup. Play Mas premiered at the Royal Court in 1974, winning the Evening Standard Award for Best Play, and transferred to the West End.
In our production Paulette Randall directed Lori Barker, Llewella Gideon, Kevin N Golding, Rob Heanley, Melanie La Barrie, David Monteith, Johann Myers, Kirris Riviere, Victor Romero Evans and Seun Shote.