A musical folk comedy in 2 Acts, 17 scenes: based on the novel SIMPLE TAKES A WIFE and other SIMPLE stories by Langston Hughes.
The Adelphi run totalled 23 performances.
Cast & Crew
|A Nurse||Isabelle Lucas|
|A Policeman||Harry Baird|
|Ananais Boyd (Simple’s neighbour)||Earl Cameron|
|Arcie (Bodiddly’s wife)||Richardena Jackson|
|Bar Pianist (a barfly)||David Wu|
|Big Boy (a Root doctor)||Harry Baird|
|Bodiddly (a dock worker)||Charles A. McRae|
|Character (a snob)||Bari Johnson|
|Gitfiddle (a guitar player)||Don Johnson|
|Hopkins (a bartender)||Chris Gill|
|Jesse B Simple (a Harlemite)||Melvin Stewart|
|John Jasper (Arcie’s son)||Conrad Pringle|
|Joyce Lane (Simple’s girl)||Marpessa Dawn|
|Madame Butler (Simple’s landlady)||Rita Stevens|
|Melon (a fruit vendor)||John Bouie|
|Miss Mamie (a plump domestic)||Bertice Reading|
|Mrs Caddy (Joyce’s landlady)||Evelyn Dove|
|Zarita (a glamorous goodtimer)||Ilene Day|
|Book and Lyrics||Langston Hughes|
|Presented by||Laurence Harvey|
|Presented by||Jack Hylton|
- Source: University of Bristol Theatre Collection
- Last modified by Jared William.
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