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Cleo Laine and Errol John in 'THE BARREN ONE'


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The play ' Yerma ' by Federico Garcia Lorca transposed to a West Indian setting by Sylvia Wynter 'Produced by R. D. Smith
Irma (Cleo Lame); John (Errol John); Mary (Nadia Catlouse); Victor (Gordon Woolford ); Mother Macey (Pearl Nunez); Dolores (Pauline Henriques ); Devil-Woman (Sylvia Wynter ); Devil-Man (George Browne ); Girls (Sheila Clarke and Lyn Broum ); Old Woman (Pearl Prescod); Villagers and Washerwomen (Tommy Evile , James Clarke , A. L. Lloyd , Andrew Salkey , John Harrison , Diana Olsson , Keefe West , Jane cordon Rogers, and members at the BBC Drama Repertory Company)
Traditional West Indian tunes played by Fitzroy Coleman (guitar) and Emmanuel Myers (drums)


Unknown: Federico Garcia Lorca
Unknown: Sylvia Wynter
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Unknown: Gordon Woolford
Unknown: Mother MacEy
Unknown: Pauline Henriques
Unknown: Sylvia Wynter
Unknown: George Browne
Unknown: Sheila Clarke
Unknown: Lyn Broum
Unknown: Tommy Evile
Unknown: James Clarke
Unknown: A. L. Lloyd
Unknown: Andrew Salkey
Unknown: John Harrison
Unknown: Diana Olsson
Unknown: Keefe West
Played By: Fitzroy Coleman
Played By: Emmanuel Myers

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Cleo Laine and Errol John in 'THE BARREN ONE'

Third Programme, 30 August 1959 18.35

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