Announcing Dat Bahamian Ting
Shakespeare in Paradise is pleased to announce that it has added another production to its fall theatre festival line-up to be held in Nassau, October 1st – October 11th. Dat Bahamian Ting will join William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Telcine Turner-Rolle’s Woman Take Two and James Weldon Johnson’s God’s Trombones for this, our second annual theatre festival.
Dat Bahamian Ting comes to us from Bahamian-born writer/director Robin Belfield, who moved to Britain at the age of two. This two-hander premiered in England and has had a number of successful outings. Playing the roles in this production will be Dana J. Ferguson, reprising her role from the original production, and Joseph Thompson. Dana, who plays ‘Her‘ (and all other Bahamian characters), was featured in last year’s Shakespeare in Paradise production of The Tempest in the role of ‘Ariel‘, did post graduate acting training at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. British-born Thompson plays ‘Rev. Alexander Scott‘ and is new to this work.
Based on a true story, Dat Bahamian Ting introduces us to a young Methodist Minister from England who travels to The Bahamas for work and falls for a young Bahamian church member.
Robin Belfield is a freelance theatre practitioner. A graduate of the University of Bristol, he was awarded a bursary on the Channel 4 Theatre Director Scheme. He is Artistic Director of Yellowtale Theatre Company.
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Stay tuned! Shakespeare in Paradise will be making at least two more production announcements in the weeks to come as we continue finalize this year’s schedule!