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Mustapha Matura

MUSTAPHA MATURA

  (1939 - )

Nationality:    Trinidadian
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Literary Agent:    Judy Daish Associates Ltd  represented by Judy Daish

Mustapha Matura was born Noel Mathura in Trinidad in 1939, and brought up Anglican. He later changed his name -- not his religion - when he emerged as a writer. "I liked the sound of it," he explains. "It was the sixties."

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        Another Tuesday         As Time Goes By         Bakerloo Line         Black Pieces         Black Slaves, White Chains         Bread         Coup, The         Dying Business, A         Independence         Indian         Meetings         More, More         My Enemy         Nice         One Rule         Play Mas         Playboy Of the West Indies, The         Rum An' Coca Cola         Small World, A         Three Sisters         Trinidad Sisters, The         Welcome Home Jacko



Another Tuesday

Synopsis:
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Notes:
played with More, More. Black theatre Co-operative

1st Produced:
ICA, London >>>    1978

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Genre:
One Act

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As Time Goes By

Synopsis:
A con man tries to earn a living by setting himself up as a spiritual guru. One case he is asked to sort out is of two brothers one works for London Underground and one for London buses. the wife of one of them has left him because he insists on wearing his uniform at home when not on duty. She has gone to live with the brother - who has started wearing his uniform all the time - to get rid of her

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1st Published:
Calder & Boyers, London, 1972   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  11 actors

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Bakerloo Line

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1st Produced:
Almost Free, London    1972

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Black Pieces

Synopsis:
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Notes:
includes Party, Indian, Dialogue, My Enemy

1st Produced:
ICA, London >>>    1970

Organisations:
Inter Action

1st Published:
Calder & Boyers, London, 1972   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
short plays

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Black Slaves, White Chains

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Bread

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Coup, The

Coup, The
A Play Of Revolutionary Dreams

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1st Produced:
London    1991

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Methuen Drama    978-0413652607

Music:
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Dying Business, A

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Black theatre Co-operative

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Independence

Synopsis:
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Organisations:
Foco Novo Theatre Company

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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Indian

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    1970

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Calder & Boyers, London, 1972   -

Music:
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Meetings

Synopsis:
ultra modern kitchen in Trinidad stacked with everything but food, husband yearns for home cooking but wife is too busy marketing cigarettes

Notes:
Matura's directing debut

1st Produced:
Phoenix Theatre, New York    1981

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1982   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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More, More

Synopsis:
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Notes:
played with Another Tuesday. Black theatre Co-0perative

1st Produced:
ICA, London >>>    1978

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
One Act

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My Enemy

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1st Published:
Calder & Boyers, London, 1972   -

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Nice

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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Almost Free, London    1973

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Eyre Methuen, London, 1980   -

Music:
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One Rule

Synopsis:
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Notes:
music by Victor Romero And John Laddis. Black theatre Co-operative

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Organisations:
Black Theatre Co-Op

1st Published:
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Music:
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Play Mas

Synopsis:
Port of Spain an Asian run tailor shop. In one room making clothes is the domineering Mother. In the other the downtrodden son Ramjohn. Samuel a young black man takes messages between the two and is bored. Years later Samuel has become Chief of Police hunting down Black Power supporters

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1st Published:
Marion Boyars, London, 1976   -

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Genre:
political comedy

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  3            Other:  with doubling

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Playboy Of the West Indies, The

Playboy Of the West Indies, The
After the apparent murder of his Father the likely lad erupts into an isolated bar room - but this time in 1950's Trinidad.

Notes:
Reworking of Synge's classic

1st Produced:
Oxford    1984

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Broadway Play Publishing, New York, 1996
Oberon Books, London >>>    978-1840029246

Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Rum An' Coca Cola

Synopsis:
On the beautiful island paradise of Trinidad, under the fiery heat of the Caribbean sun, Slim and Professor play sweet calypso for passing tourists. Professor, a past calypso giant with an historic hat-trick of hits,

Notes:
Rum And Coca Cola is A gently humorous, bittersweet tale

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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Eyre Methuen, London, 1980   -

Music:
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Genre:
play with music

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Small World, A

Synopsis:
is schooling Slim in the noble art. they survive on their 'refreshment capital', living at the end of the beach amongst driftwood, fallen coconut trees and empty rum bottles. And as Professor 'speechifies' about his life, one that's been lost and stolen, Slim tries to grasp a brighter future.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Arena Stage, Washington, DC    1994

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Three Sisters

Three Sisters
Colonial Trinidad 1939. Three sisters endure a mundane but privileged life in the capital, Port of Spain. Living with their simpleton brother and his domineering wife, the women pass the time entertaining and being entertained by the local Volunteer Regiment. they occupy their lives with empty marriages and petty liaisons whilst dreaming of returning to their adopted home country Cambridge, England where they spent their cosmopolitan youth. But hopes of emigrating to Britain are soon shattered as the European war escalates into a global conflict, Port of Spain is bombed and the Trinidadian soldiers are called to serve King, country and Empire.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov. Mustapha Matura originally adapted the play back in 1988, when he called it Trinidad Sisters, but he says he was never completely happy with his first Attempt - but As he explains in today's Metro, "(Trinidad Sisters) was too rushed And it stuck too closely to the original. I've still kept to Chekhov's skeleton, but this time the flesh on it has more texture than before."

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Eclipse Theatre Initiative

1st Published:
Oberon Books 2006   978-1840026436

Music:
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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Trinidad Sisters, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov (Three Sisters)

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Organisations:
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Music:
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Genre:
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Welcome Home Jacko

Synopsis:
British born black teenager Gail goes to help a white friend run a youth club for "Rasta" boys. She is ridiculed for her accent and then attacked. She is persuaded not to go to the police. Jacko fresh out of prison takes on the bully who beat her up

Notes:
Black theatre Co-operative

1st Produced:
Factory, London    1979

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Eyre Methuen, London, 1980   -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

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