Cast of The Big Life. Photo Credit. Mark Senior

Big Life provides Big Laughs

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If I had to select a theatre production that perfectly epitomises the Soca News mantra of Spreading Our Culture Around, then The Big Life would tick all the boxes! It returns to the stage 20 years after its Stratford East premiere and subsequent West End transfer, and just as it did in 2004 (I saw it three times back then!), it beautifully combines music, comedy and historical fact with present-day news most relevant to the UK Caribbean community.

Described as the story of Shakespeare’s’ Love’s Labour’s Lost ‘meets that of the Windrush generation, this fun-packed musical will have you dancing in your seats as the extremely talented cast fully delivers a show beneficial to all generations.

On their ship journey from the Caribbean to their final 1950s London destination, Ferdy, Bernie, Dennis and Lennie, full of expectations and aspirations, eager to make successes of themselves, make the bold pact to give up wine and women for three whole years and devote themselves to their future in London.

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Sybil, Mary, Zulieka and Kathy have other ideas. They know that man cannot live by bread alone! So each one’s resolve is tested as the reality of life in a less-than-welcoming England, not to mention the weather, makes forgoing the warmth of female company hard to resist. Will the men stick with their idea of The Big Life, or will Cupid have the final say? The impact of co-writer Tameka Empson who stars as Mrs Aphrodite and sits in the theatre’s royal box, truly shows off the wide breadth of the Eastenders actor’s talents and she provides the icing on the cake for this production.

The Big Life runs from Friday 16 February until Saturday 30 March at Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, London, E15 1BN.

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