Pampalam counting de fine change
Bajan theatre lovers are in for rollicking, side-splitting entertainment when the popular production Pampalam opens on Saturday, October 2 for eight nights at the Queen’s College Hall.
Returning to the stage are Myrna Mabel Squires and Angela Lottie Weithers, two pillars of the Bajan comedy show. NIFCA-award winning comedic actress, Yolanda Holder, along with seasoned Stage One player Janice Perryman and the talented and versatile Paul Puckerin are also among the seven-member cast.
Joining the production for the first time are Leon Phillips and Stacey Cummins, while Patricia Hope returns as stage manager.
As an added attraction this year, there will be a number of audience prizes to be won from various sponsors.
Under the subtitle All In De Fine Change, among the many delights to be served up at this year’s revue will be Dumplin’s In De Stew with Cummins, Holder and Puckerin in the roles of Gwennie Rice, Dora and Hushfield respectively.
Other highlights include De Dream Is Over, a humourous look at MCTV piracy, Runnin’ Wid De Crowd depicting a money-grabbing, social-climbing man, and Singing De Blues, expressing the misgivings of an opportunistic Bajan landlady following the wide-scale repatriation of Guyanese immigrants.
The island’s dry economic times are very much reflected in Recession, Shoppin’ Woes, Mo’ Lotto Luck and also in a parody of a well-known hymn, Trus’ An Don’ Pay. The change in the behaviour and attitudes of schoolchildren is seen in School Call and Bashy Girl, while From Africa Wif Love examines the prevalence and tenacity of the giant African snail pest.
Bajan politics also comes under the microscope in Bacchanal In De House and Hopscotch. (PR)