Written by
Louise Bennett

Directed by

Lloyd Reckord

Music and lyrics by
Barbara Ferland
Additional Lyrics by
Orford St. John
Musical Direction by
Mapletoft Poulle

Sets by
Angela Waterlow and
Reggie Carter

Costumes by
Angela Waterlow

Choreography by
Jeff Henry and
May Soohih

Lighting by
George Carter



A revival of the 1949 Pantomime Bluebeard and Brer Anancy

The Story
Busha Bluebeard is the wealthy owner of Cinnamon Hill Estate, hated and feared by all. Bluebeard has stolen from his neighbours, treated his workers quite shabbily and, there is little difference in his personal life. He has been married several times but his wives never enjoy the comforts of Cinnamon Hill for very long before they meet their untimely demise. Rumour has it he stores his riches in the cellar, but no one, not even Anancy, has been able to get access to the cellar.

The workers on the state are preparing for a "ring-ding" - a celebration of feast and dance. Mr. Crumple the Overseer and his nieces Primrose and Ann arrive in time for the festivities. Jackie, the hero of the village, immediately wins the attention of Primrose but Bluebeard appears and orders Jack off the property. Jack who has been done wrong by Bluebeard, hatches a plan with Anancy to retrieve his family's stolen jewels. During an engagement party for Primrose and Bluebeard, Jack tries to carry out the plan but is captured and taken to jail. With Bluebeard as the judge - it is certain that Jack is doomed.

As the wedding draws near, Primrose is not a happy bride to be, on the advice of Anancy she braves Bluebeard's displeasure and attempts to explore Bluebeard's secret dungeon. Jack, through Anancy's clever plan, escapes from prison - but does not gain his freedom. Once more Anancy comes to his rescue.

Meanwhile, Primrose having gained access to Bluebeard's dungeon sees him as he really is. Primrose is in great danger but Fate is kind and deliverance is at hand. The clouds lift, and romance long delayed has its day as once again Cinnamon Estate, with a new owner and in a new spirit, witnesses a wedding.

Cast of Characters
Miss Martha: Joyce Lalor
Toby: Vernon Estick
Sammy: Tony Henry
Granny: Maude Fuller
Maas Jacky: Keith Binns
Primrose: Denise Mair
Uncle Crumple: Keith Bradley
Sister Ann: Charles Hyatt
Nana: Louise Benett-Coverley
Bluebeard: Tony Watson
Anancy: Ranny Williams
Pages: Stephen Forrest & Douglas Murray
Mr. Dancy: David Ebanks
Big Tom: Dudley Hinds
Reporter: Lee Gordon
Constables: Fitz Weir, Keith Amiel, Basil Buchanan

In supporting Roles: Rudolph Bailey, Karl Binger, Audley Butler, Gervaise Clarke, Audley Coulton, Karl Dalhouse, Roy Floro, Stephen Forrest, Louis Marriott, George Morris, Lloyd Morris, Roy Morrison, Sidney Oakley, L.G. Parris, Henry Rose, Trevor Rhone, Ewart Walters, Joy Baylis, Elaine Burkley, Jacqueline Cameron, Millicent Clarke, Dorothy Cobb, Cynthia Fletcher, Leonie Forbes, Daphne Hunt, Shelley James, Nadine Lazarus, Carol Lawes, Jean McGregor, Marguerite Miller, Pat Miller, Joan Parkins, Leith Patterson-Thompson, Judith Roche, Dorothy Rose, Audrey Smellie, Norma Stanley.
Musical Numbers
Evening Time
Sea Water
Waltzing At Weddings
It Isn't Every Day A Girl Gets Married
Please Help Me To Find It Again
Seven and One are Eight
Garden of Weeds
Now That It's Spring
Shy White Bird
They Are You
What I Like A Lot Of
Call All Dem Gal
Zu-Zu Wa
Hog Inna Me Coco
Long Time Gal
Water Come A Me yeye
Las' Can' Fine
Hol Im Sammy
Jack Gawn

Clarinet & Alto Sax - Peter Hudson
Clarinet & tenor Sax - Charles O'Brien
Trumpet - C. Willacey
Bass - Herbert Nelson
Drum - Vincent Reid
Violins - Flo Wilson, Pete Stewart
Piano - Mapletoft Poulle