intercultural theatre and performing arts company

Baron Samedi and Maman Brigitte

Written by John Agard
a work in progress

Baron Samedi and Maman Brigitte is a bawdy cabaret play steeped in Caribbean culture and folklore. Traditional gatekeepers to the underworld, the blasphemous Baron is typically depicted in top hat and undertaker’s garb with trademark cigar, whilst his wife, Maman Brigitte, wears a wedding gown.

A verse play full of graveyard humour, it was presented as a work-in-progress at three rehearsed readings in 2014. Directed by Marc Matthews the performances featured
Leann O’Kasi as Maman Brigitte and variously Victor Romero Evans and John Agard as Baron Samedi. The initial development work was supported by AWA, Creative Reach and Fringe St Lucia.

Performances to date

2014 - Rehearsed readings
15 June - Thistle Hotel, Brighton (with Victor Romero Evans as Baron Samedi)
21 November - Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmith’s College, London (with Victor Romero Evans as Baron Samedi)
22 November - All Saints Centre, Lewes (with John Agard as Baron Samedi)