Anansi and the Grand Prizein association with St. Paul's Carnival
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Bristol's best play of the year
Anansi’s about to lose it all. He's skint, his schemes have all failed and Tacoma’s about to leave him.
He’s finished, unless he can pull off one last trick: win the Island’s Poco dance and music festival, its grand prize of $25,000, and beat an international reggae/soul superstar who also has eyes on the prize (and his wife).
Trouble is, Anansi's got no costume, no mas camp, no skills and no chance.
Set in a fictitious island melting pot during Festival season, Anansi and the Grand Prize is a bawdy, vibrant retelling of the classic folktale about our eponymous trickster hero and combines the colour, humour and dynamic dance of Africa and the Caribbean with the 90s R&B stylings of Usher and Ne-Yo.
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Uplifting and joyous
Anansi and the Grand Prize is made in association with St. Paul's Carnival and generously supported by the Society of Merchant Venturers, Lakota, and Tropical Sun Foods.