Written by
Louise Bennett- Coverley

Directed by
Maurice Harty

Lyrics by
Louise Bennett

Music by
Mapletoft Poulle

Set by
Angela Waterlow

Costumes by
Angela Waterlow

Choreography by
May Soohih, Ivy Baxter,
Evelyn Verity

Props by
Marjorie Dunlop

Lighting by
Manny Ramirez



The Story
Once upon a time, Makeke, a village woman, had a beautiful little baby, who was named Pandora. On the day of the christening, when Makeke suffered a great loss, she took an oath that she would lock her child away from the sight of all mortal men. So she made a song which was known only to Pandora and herself, so that whenever she returned home she could sing it as a signal to Pandora to open the door.

This went on for eighteen years, and the fame of the lovely Pandora, locked from the sight of all men, became a legend. Letters came from all over the country begging for her hand in marriage, but Makeke refused them all. Among the suitors was the Young Chief, but he too, was refused.

Then Anancy went to the Young Chief and offered to introduce him to Pandora but to do this he had to find out the tune that had to be sung to open Pandora's door. He transformed himself into a spider and hid near Makeke's house in the woods. He listened to the singing and caught the words and tune. But his voices was coarse and Pandora would not open the door to his song. He went to the blacksmith, as advised by the old witch that he met in the canefield, and asked him to drop some hot lead down his throat to make his voice sweet and melodious. Eventually he was able to sing the song, and Pandora, believing it was her mother's voice, opened the door and was caught in Anancy's net and transported to the house of the Young Chief.

Later, Anancy, still exerting his wiles, told Makeke that if she went to the house of the Young Chief and called her daughter's favourite fruit, "Mackafat", she would find her daughter. There was a happy reunion. Makeke retracted her oath and bestowed her blessing on the young couple, and on the invitation of the Young Chief, went to the house to live with them. From that day to this, if there is any trouble in a house where the mother-in-law lives with her son-in-law and daughter, "Anancy cause it."

Cast of Characters
Makeke: Louise Bennett
Tata Webby: Ranny Williams
Old Lady: Marjorie Dunlop
Old Man: David Ebanks
Cudelia: Barbara Blake

Zachy: Manley Young

Rufus: Noel Jones

Widow Barren: Doris Duperley

Zekiah: Clive Thompson

Vie Rago: Charles Hyatt
Infatuated Lover: Easton Lee
Foreign Man: Humphrey Myers
Foreign Woman: Dorothy Rowe
Pandora: Barbara Lewars
Jimmy: Neville Willoughby
Busha: Keith Sasso
Professor: Arnold DaCosta
Young Chieftan: Reginald Carter

Blacksmith: Delroy Mendez
The Witch:.Dorothy Rowe
Tourists: Madge Gordon, Thelma White, .Joyce McIntosh, Lena Negretti

The Chorus: Fay Allen, Avril Aiken, Louise Barron, Elaine Berkley , Dorothy Cobb, Delores Dale, Marjorie Dunlop, Jean Forrester, Noelle Hill, Carletta Isaacs, Sheila Kirkaldy, Rima Lyons, Madge Moses, June Miller, Patricia Miller, Sandra Miller, Betty Redwood, Carol Redwood, Collis Robinson, Frenchie Smith, Rosemary Spence, Pauline Skinner, Norma Thompson, Marcia Thompson, Thelma White, Theresa Williams, Sonja Walker, Ouida White, Maxine Wallis, Allan Brown, Audley Baker, Charles Durrant, Paul Davidson, Robert Henry, Dermot Hussey, Clovis Jennings, Arthur Lewis, Karl Lawton, Humphrey Myers, Leopold Osbourne, Eugene Plummer, Vin Sanderson, Bunny Sharp, Herman Weston.
Musical Numbers
Act One:

Pretty Baby
One by One
Poor Jackman, him never come over
Bawl Ooman, Bawl
Faint Weh
There's something in the air
A Dream Is A Wish
Hi Lili Hi Lo

Act Two:
Me Fust, Me Fust, Smitty
Shoe Tata Horse
Chi Chi Bud

Act Three:
Hello Young Lovers
I've Never Been In Love Before
Pinda Boy
I Didn't Know
No mah!
Wonderful Day
Drinking Song
Pantomime Reach Ending
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