Dutchman

Dutchman by LeRoi Jones

Etcetera Theatre

3rd – 22nd October 2000

A dangerous provocative thriller about a seemingly chance meeting between two strangers on the subway: a young intellectual black man and a mysterious older white woman. The consequences of their encounter are explosive.

In this dazzling, pertinent play, sexual tension, racial bigotry and righteous fury collide in a razor edge confrontation.

Cast (in order of appearance)

Clay Nicholas Pinnock
Lula Sharon Swyer
Conductor Alfie Harrison

Creative Team

Director Amelia Nicholson
Set Design Lisa Lillywhite
Costume Design Liz Foreman
Lighting Design Richard Williamson
Sound Design Peter Russell
Assistant Director/DSM Julia Wickham

Production Team

Producers Jane Nicholson
Jan Kooi
Associate Producer Aaron Mullen
Stage Manager Claire Smith
Set Construction Simon Plumridge

C Venues, Edinburgh

1st – 24th August 2003

Cast (in order of appearance)

Clay Eugene Washington
Lula Naomi Wattis
Young Boy Ryan Koriya

Creative Team

Director Amelia Nicholson
Set Design Raphaela Henry
Costume Design Sheena Heueston
Lighting Design Richard Williamson
Sound Design Peter Russell

Production Team

Co-Producers Richard Williamson
Peter Russell
Stage Manager Thomas Wilson
Marketing Tamsin Thomas
Leaflet Design Ian Turton

Reviews

‘Staging LeRoi Jones’ explosive play about racial and sexual tension in 1960s New York City is a good place to start. Casting two convincing and intriguing actors is pure gold’.

The Stage

‘Critical gushing aside, the obvious take home message is: SEE THIS SHOW’.

Three Weeks *****

‘50 minutes of simmering racial and sexual tension on the subway which culminates in a stunning coup de theatre’.

‘Amelia Nicholson’s directorial debut is potent theatre.’

Time Out  *****  (critics’ choice)