17 February 2015 – 28 March 2015
(Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday Matinee 2.30pm)
The London Theatre Workshop, 65 New Kings Road, Above the Eel Brook London SW6 4SG
Directed by Trestle Artistic Director Emily Gray
Producers John & Jodie Kidd
Music James McConnel
Book & Lyrics Carl Miller
Lyrics Paul Leigh
General Managers Crow & Elk
Yarico, an Amerindian beauty, is a young woman with great dreams and a fierce, independent spirit… When Inkle, the third son of a British merchant is shipwrecked on her island, he faces certain death at the hands of the islanders. In a courageous act, Yarico intervenes and saves him from his fate, marking the beginning of an extraordinary love story, which ultimately takes them to the island of Barbados.
The story of Yarico was first recorded by Richard Ligon in his book: True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados published in 1657. On hearing her story, Ligon wrote: “And so poor Yarico for her love, lost her liberty.”
“Yarico’s a gem” – Financial Times
This powerful and epic new musical of forbidden love, betrayal and redemption is based on a true story that fired the world’s imagination and contributed to a social movement against the slave trade. A story of great historical significance that has languished in time, once revived will remind us of the value of freedom.
For more information visit www.facebook.com/yaricothemusical.
Tickets: £22, £18 concessions – available from the box office online at londontheatreworkshop.co.uk/.
Yarico Education Programme
To accompany the performance and this year’s Black History month celebration’s Trestle will be launching an educational workshop, exploring themes and techniques from the show.