Rum and Coca Cola

MUSTAPHA MATURA


Rum and Coca Cola

On the beautiful island paradise of Trinidad, under the fiery heat of the Caribbean sun, Slim and Professor play sweet calypso for tourists.

Professor - a former calypso giant with a historic hat trick of hits, is schooling Slim in the noble art. Living at the end of the beach amongst the driftwood, fallen coconut trees and empty rum bottles, the Professor ‘speechifies’ about his life – a life lost and stolen - as Slim tries to grasp a brighter future…

Rum and Coca Cola is a gently humorous, bittersweet tale by the celebrated Trinidadian dramatist, Mustapha Matura and directed by Don Warrington MBE, best known as Philip in Rising Damp and for roles in Doctor Who, Manchild and The Crouches.

 

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