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Recalling John Witherspoon’s Bermuda Concert

Recalling John Witherspoon’s Bermuda Concert

Local fans of beloved actor and comedian John Witherspoon were this week mourning his death and recalling the veteran funny man’s concert appearance in Bermuda in 2011. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Mr. Witherspoon began his career in stand-up comedy in the 1970s. He was probably best known for playing Ice Cube’s father in the hit 1995 movie... Read more of this article

Spaces Available For Two Free Theatrical Shows

Spaces Available For Two Free Theatrical Shows

“Spaces are available for the final two open-air theatrical performances chronicling the story of enslaved Bermuda heroine Sally Bassett this month,” the BTA said today. “The free evening events, held on Front Street’s Cabinet Office lawn, are generating positive reviews from audiences since being launched as part of a new fall cultural... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Sally Bassett Play Performance

Photos/Video: Sally Bassett Play Performance

[Updated with photos] An open-air theatrical performance commemorating Sally Bassett’s story, adapted from Dr Kim Dismont-Robinson’s play Trial by Fire, was held this evening [Oct 3] on the grounds of the Cabinet Office. You can watch the 45-minute live replay for below, and for a ‘better experience’ you can attend the play in person... Read more of this article

Daren A. Herbert To Star In Trio Of Plays

Daren A. Herbert To Star In Trio Of Plays

Bermudian actor Daren A. Herbert will be headlining a major Toronto revival of a classic 1972 South African play often credited with bringing the day-to-day horrors of apartheid to the attention of worldwide audiences. Long based in Canada, Mr. Herbert will be appearing alongside Ghana-born actor and playwright Tawiah Ben M’Carthy in the forthcoming... Read more of this article

Uzimon Origins Show To Be Staged In New York

Uzimon Origins Show To Be Staged In New York

Bermudian singer, actor and performance artist Daniel Frith will be revealing the enigmatic background of his longtime dancehall alter ego Uzimon at a cabaret-style New York show to celebrate his latest release. In what Mr. Frith is describing as his “off-Broadway debut”, Uzimon Origins.The Betty White Mixtape Release Party is being staged... Read more of this article

LA Award Nod For Wanda Ray Willis’ Show

LA Award Nod For Wanda Ray Willis’ Show

Like the legendary performer she portrays in her one-woman show Dorothy Dandridge: The Final New Beginning, Bermudian actress Wanda Ray Willis can beguile an audience with just the hint of a smile. She captivates reviewers and awards panel judges just as effortlessly in the role, having just won nominations for Best Female Tribute Artist, Best Theatre... Read more of this article

Premiere Of Killing Carlisle By Owain Johnston

Premiere Of Killing Carlisle By Owain Johnston

Tickets for the ‘Killing Carlisle’ play by award winning playwright Owain Johnston will go on sale on September 8th. “Owain Johnston is a local playwright who has been a five-time winner of The BMDS Charitable Trust’s Famous for Fifteen Minutes’ Playwriting Festival,” BMDS said. “He has written his first full-length... Read more of this article

Auditions For BMDS Christmas Pantomime

Auditions For BMDS Christmas Pantomime

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who are the fairest actors/singers of them all? The Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society hopes to find out the answer to this question when it holds auditions next month for its 2019 Christmas pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Auditions are being held at the BMDS’ Daylesford Theatre at the corner of Dundonald... Read more of this article

Artist, Costume Designer Randolph Dies At 96

Artist, Costume Designer Randolph Dies At 96

Artist and costume designer Emma Randolph, renowned for both her Bermuda paintings and her work on local theatrical and film productions, died in Spokane, Washington on Monday [Aug 19]. She was 96. American-born Mrs. Randolph moved to Bermuda with her family in 1957 when her husband was appointed head of civilian personnel at Kindley Air Force base,... Read more of this article

The Scotsman Praises Mary Prince Play

The Scotsman Praises Mary Prince Play

The Scotsman, Scotland’s national newspaper, has praised British actress Amantha Edmead for “bringing empathy and energy” to the role of Mary Prince in her new show about the Bermudian trailblazer now being staged in Edinburgh. Ms Edmead wrote and stars in Sold!, based on the life of the Bermudian abolitionist. The production premiered... Read more of this article

Bermudian Is Walking In Film Legend’s Shoes

Bermudian Is Walking In Film Legend’s Shoes

It was often said of Dorothy Dandridge that she wasn’t just a hard act to follow, but an impossible one. However a Bermudian actress/singer is doing her best to prove that conventional wisdom wrong. American theatre and film actress, singer and dancer Ms Dandridge [1922-1965] was a marquee name entertainer from the 1940s through the 1960s. Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

TROIKA Celebrates 10 Years With ‘Reflections’

TROIKA Celebrates 10 Years With ‘Reflections’

This month, TROIKA Bermuda will celebrate ten years of providing excellence in the arts for the youth of Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “To celebrate this milestone, TROIKA will be presenting their Work In Progress #7 entitled ‘Reflections’. This production will be a reflective journey featuring memorable performances from each of our productions... Read more of this article

Mary Prince Play In Scotland Gets Rave Review

Mary Prince Play In Scotland Gets Rave Review

A new play about Bermuda’s Mary Prince, written by and starring British actress Amantha Edmead, has opened to rave reviews in Edinburgh after premiering earlier this year in Oxford. Ms Edmead’s play about the Bermudian – whose autobiography has been credited with hastening the passage of Britain’s 1833 Slavery Abolition Act –... Read more of this article