Cast announced for Mustapha Matura’s Meetings at Orange Tree Theatre

Casting has been announced for Mustapha Matura’s Meetings at the Orange Tree Theatre.

JMK Award winner Kalungi Ssebandeke directs the production, which runs from 14 October – 11 November 2023.

Making up the cast are Kevin N Golding (Witness for the Prosecution) as Hugh, Bethan Mary-James (Trouble in Butetown) as Elsa and Martina Laird (Casualty, Dreamland) as Jean.

Meetings premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 1982; the OT’s production marks the first major UK revival, opening on 18 October with previews from 14 October and running until 11 November.

Dis country still must have people who know how ter eat an cook good food

Suited, booted, and stuffed with American burgers and fries, Hugh walks out of a meeting and buys a mango on the street. To the bemusement of his high-flying wife Jean, Hugh becomes obsessed with the foods of his Trinidadian childhood and hires a cook, Elsa, to indulge his nostalgic passion. Mustapha Matura’s razor-sharp comedy is about identity, belonging and the cost of progress.

The production has design by Olivia Jameson; lighting by Ali Hunter and sound design by Jose Puello

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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