‘The Deep Blue Sea’ this Sunday at Palace Cineplex
S.F.C Crew Promotion, in association with Charmaine and Soupy, present Bubble Gal a Bubble, luncheon and after party at Echo Nightclub, Portland. Menu: oxtail, curried goat, cow head, tripe and beans, fried and barbequed chicken, escoveitched and steamed fish and stewed pork.Cost: $700 for oxtail and fish, $500 for other meals. Handel and Horn present Uppa Level at Vinny Sampson place, Cheapside. Featuring Energy Zone.
Stop the Violence Music Festival is at Bourbon Beach, Negril. Featuring Culture, Ras Zacharri, Abajonai Kushites, Filantro lavah, Lexi, Classic B, Chicken Hawk, Larry Smoove. Speaking out against violence and promoting education. Rae Town Jamboree at Rae Town Football Field. Featuring Gully Bop, Turbulence, Baby Trish, Stacious and many others. All proceeds go towards the Paradise Street Basic School. Raul and Tav present 14th Annual Christmas Party, a day and night event, at The Super Store, Alligator Pond Square. Music by DJ Fatnine, DJ Skibbu, Mighty Rock, Hot Cash and Crawbi, and Whench Killa. Helen McCory stars as Lady Hester Collyer and Peter Sullivan as her husband in ‘The Deep Blue Sea’.
J’can quartet for Miami Book Fair 2016
“This production is a stand-out.” – The Times “Helen McCrory blazes.” – Guardian
TERENCE RATTIGAN’S devastating masterpiece The Deep Blue Sea is centred around one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama.
Olivier Award nominee Helen McCrory and director Carrie Cracknell reunite for this play, following the acclaimed Medea, which screened at Palace Cineplex in 2014.
It’s a sad fact of romantic mathematics that two doesn’t go into three. Nobody knows that better than Sir William Collyer, his wife, Hester, and her lover, Freddie, three of the lead characters in Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea.
Set in 1952 at a flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London, Lady Hester Collyer, the main character (played by McCory), is found during the opening scene by her neighbours in the aftermath of her failed suicide attempt.
The story of her turbulent affair with a former Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot who is an alcoholic and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion.
Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility, burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.
English actress, Helen McCrory, is well known to theatre and cinema goers for playing strong women in her roles as Medea in the play of the same name and Cherie Blair in both The Queen and The Special Relationship. She also portrayed Narcissa Malfoy in the final three Harry Potter films, Mama Jeanne in Martin Scorsese’s family mystery film Hugo and Clair Dowar in Sam Mendes’ Skyfall.
Also starring in Deep Blue Sea are Tom Burke (The Musketeers, War and Peace) as Hester’s lover and Peter Sullivan (The Borgias) as her husband. The production team includes Tom Scutt (designer), Guy Hoare (lighting designer, music) Stuart Earl (sound designer), Peter Rice (movement director), Polly Bennett and fight director Kate Waters.
The National Theatre’s production of The Deep Blue Sea, recorded live and made available to cinemas around the world, can be seen at Palace Cineplex this Sunday, November 13. NT Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking initiative to broadcast theatre live from the stage to cinemas around the world. Each performance is captured and broadcast live (or ‘as live’, depending on location) via satellite to more than 2,000 venues in more than 40 countries.
Tickets are on sale at the box office, Palace Cineplex, and via the web at www.palaceamusement.com, with a Palace Card or any major credit card. THE 2016 Miami International Book Fair will feature a record number of Jamaican authors. The massive festival will have a strong Jamaican flavour this year, including a panel focused on contemporary Jamaican writing named ‘Reading Jamaica: Fresh Poetry and Prose’.
The panel, set for Saturday, November 19, at 4:30 p.m., features a strong array of writers. It was organised by the book promotions NGO ReadJamaica and is set to be one of the riveting moments of the fair.
Poet Tanya Shirley has been described as a poet who captures the exuberance, passion and brokenness of contemporary Jamaica. Her acclaimed sophomore collection, Merchant of Feathers, was longlisted for the 2015 Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. Wellrespected and celebrated poet and novelist Geoffrey Philp will be sharing his highly anticipated collection of poetry, Letter from Marcus Garvey, with the audience.
Two award-winning novelists will round out the panel. Garfield Ellis was the first recipient of the Una Marson Award for Literature, a prize for which his touching, humourous and most recent novel The Angel’s Share was shortlisted. The final author on the panel, A-dZiko Simba Gegele won the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature (2014) with her novel All Over Again. The hilarious novel was also longlisted in the 2015 International Impac Dublin Award.
“It feels like a real honour to participate in this massive event with such a diverse group of authors and such a diverse audience,” said Simba Gegele.
In addition to her participation on the Garfield Ellis
ReadJamaica panel, Simba Gegele is one of three writers from the English-speaking Caribbean reading to young adult audiences. Simba Gegele and fellow Burt Award winner Guyana’s Imam Baksh (Children of the Spider) are on the impressive roster of children and YA authors reading on Sunday, November 20, 2016 (at 3:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively).
Along with its presence at the fair, ReadJamaica will also be engaging in a targeted engagement of the Jamaican diaspora though a ‘book party’ hosted by the Consul General to Jamaica. This year’s staging of the annual book party will be held on Thursday, November 17, at the Consul General’s offices in downtown Miami.
The book party will also feature readings by Shirley, Philp and Simba Gegele as well as children’s author Hope Barnett. Barnett’s debut novel No Girl Like Amanda, won the BIAJ National Book Award for best chapter book (2013).
The Miami International Book Fair opens on Sunday, November 13, with the main street fair and most readings taking place Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20. ReadJamaica will also host a tent at the street fair selling books from several Jamaican writers and publishers.