Mirror, Mirror, Show me a Hero is Barbadian musical theatre at its best! It is not your usual play but more of a futuristic look at ourselves that will allow us to better see where we are now as a people.
Shakira Bourne has crafted this play in the year 2116 when the island of Barbados is under threat from the denizens of the Nether. She portrays the Overlords of the Web Colony who have infiltrated all levels of Barbadian society with a view to eventually enslaving the entire population of this small nation. Shackled to machines that are slowly draining them of their collective memories, the people of Barbados have put their hope for salvation in the hands of 3 rather reluctant young people. In a desperate ploy to save their culture and country, the 3 youngsters will be catapulted through the eye of a hurricane back in time; their mission, to find a Weapon, a Tool and a Hero who will liberate Barbados, restore the Memories of the people and achieve true Independence for all. The 3 young people will travel through time and have many adventurous encounters as they get caught up in major historical events, meet heroes, historical figures and ordinary folk with stories to tell and lessons to impart.
Find out how the story ends when the cast of actors, choreographers and dancers unfold the story under the able direction of well-known theatre practitioner Alison Sealy-Smith.
The full cast and production team include:
Zoe Armstrong, Michael Rapley, David Weekes, Levi King, Angelo Lascelles, Carlos Barrow, Luci Hammans, Toni MacIntosh, Shalisha Samuels, Shameka Walters, Kareem Agard, Indra Rudder, Aisha Comissiong, Nala, Shea Best, Saran Lashley, Jabari Browne, Cranston Browne – Producer, Alison Sealy-Smith – Director, Dorsie Boyce – Technical Director, Afi Farrell – Production Stage Manager, Shakira Bourne – Writer, Tony Thompson – Script Consultant, Ayesha Gibson-Gill – Dramaturge, Russell Watson – Set Designer/Multi-Media Director, Dr. Stefan Walcott – Musical Director, Rene Blackman & Olivia Hall – Choreographers, Indra Rudder – Vocal Coach, Glenn Brathwaite – Costume Designer and Chantal Graham – Props Mistress
This production is dedicated to the memory of Dame Nita Barrow, a woman who blazed an heroic trail across the international firmament, contributing in no small way to our reputation as a small island state capable of “punching above its own weight”.
The Gala Opening will be on November 17 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Shows will continue on November 18 and 19 at 1:00 p.m.; matinees for schools will take place on November 22, 23, 24 at 8:00 p.m. and the final shows will be held on November 24, 25 and 26, for a total of 9 shows.