1973/74 LTM NATIONAL PANTOMIME
Queenie Innerarity sells a little this and that in Kingston. She is also well known for giving tips on the winning race horses. One morning she passes on her usual tips to Hotel Jamaica owner, Roger Martin, and for the first time, she asks a friend to place a bet for her as well. Queenie's horse wins, but unfortunately, her bet wasn't placed. She had planned to use the money to entertain her daughter in style when she arrives from England in two days.
Queenie is heart broken, Maria, her pride and joy, is a famous opera singer in England. Roger, in appreciation for Queenie's winning tip, offers to host Queenie and Maria at his hotel. There is much excitement indeed when Queenie greets her daughter in fine style, courtesy of her old friend, couturier Madame Serena. Maria arrives with her controlling manager Rudolf deRadzio, and other members of her party - Mrs. Beatrice Bottomley-Hume, her secretary Rachel and their friend Jack who is also a Jamaican.
The foreigners, are treated to a taste of local flavour ciourtesy of Queenie's friends and the staff of the hotel. Maria, in particular is entertained by Roger who seems to have taken a liking to her. Rudolf is not too thrilled by this, for although, he is busy working out his own dastardly reasons for visiting Jamaica, he feels he must control Maria's every move, and so when Maria decides to stay for a few extra days, he reveals Queenie's low status to Maria. But love will never come between mother and daughter, and Jack, now suspicious of Rudolf, tries to find out his true plans.
Rudolf is discovered to be a smuggler and Maria, truly in love with Roger, decides that her return to Jamaica will be permanent.
Cast of Characters
Queenie: Louise Bennett/ Winsome Samms
Bruckup: Errol Smith
Moutamassi: Oliver Samuels
Samfie: Ranny Williams/Bari Johnson
Roger: David Carty/ Barry Bellamy
Paul: Pat Grant/ Paul Issa
Spiv: Delroy Roache
Sonny: Michael Everett
Mrs Beatrice Bottom-Humley: Adelita Colfelt/ Greta Fowler
Rachel: Lorna Wynter/ Jennifer Chang
Jack: Joe McGann/ Brian McLeod
Maria: Leonie Forbes-Amiel/ Margeret Lewis
Rudolf: Bobby Ghisays
Sister Agnes: Inez Hibbert
Steward: Fitz Weir
Priscilla: Chriss Leon
Madame Serena: Lois Kelly-Barrow/ Claudia Robinson
Photographer: Rennie Yeardé
Dancers: Patsy Ricketts, Judith Pennant, Allison Symes, Barbara Kaufman, Paulette OCusins, Marjorie Salmon, Johan McLeod, Herbert Morrison, Dennis Lindo< Dennis Richards, Clavin McDonald, Carole Levy, Anthony Taylor
Chorus: Lorna Blake, Beverly Dinham, Annette Prince, Jean Byfield, Andrea Girod, Marcia Thompson, Delroy Williams, Samuel Smith, Jasmin Burke-Thompson, Clive WIlliams, David Thomas, Howard Jones, Esmund Carter, G. Curtis Watson, Morris Jarrett, Robert Markes.