Emperor Jones 1973
The story of African American Brutus Jones, who after escaping from jail, escapes to a an island and sets himself up as emperor.
The Emperor Jones is a 1920 play that tells the tale of Brutus Jones, a resourceful, self-assured African American, who kills another black man in a dice game, is jailed, and later escapes to a small, backward Caribbean island where he sets himself up as emperor. The play recounts his story in flashbacks as Brutus makes his way through the jungle in an attempt to escape former subjects who have rebelled against him.
Director Ian Wooldridge
Movement and choreography – Ray Mclean
Lighting – Les Latner
Thomas Baptiste, Iain Anders, Mariane di Marko, Carl Andrews, Ivan Fraser, Joseph Isles, Bill Nighy, Keith Steele, Gordon Tialobi.
UK TOUR VENUES
Leeds Playhouse, Gardner Centre for the Arts, University of Sussex