Cabaret tracks Caribbean History – from Caribs & Pirates to Beyond! (Follow-Up/Shameless Plug)
Hoist the mainsail and lay about on a course in for the Limelight Cafe of their show that is close-up and personal! Hosted by , a long-time veteran of such shows, the treatment of the whole gala was that the stage is a time machine looking at the Caribbean from its early days with Caribs out on a raiding party; and concluding with an exciting stick-licking match!, we dock at Cavans’ Lane and dry-dock for supplies… Last night was the debut at Cavans Lane at the
In the next segment, they dealt with how pirates of the Caribbean originally came from all over the world and from all walks of life – the cast mimicked the dull drudgery of a galley crew rowing over the azure waters, then the cast took a comical view at the grogging and wenching days of a pirate’s land-life set to a lively tune reminiscent of an old-time animated feature…
Margaret then reminded the audience how Barbados didn’t use to sell bread on a shelf – it came from a basket carried by a lady hawking her goods while on her way to market, also, for the tourists who love a laugh – there are lively antics from a Green Monkey and the Shaggy Bear!
Then there there were some Matrix like acrobatics as patrons were given a taste of how it can be in the Caribbean of the Future; from future they slipped back into the present… With a grand finale of combining a dance segment of popular Caribbean tunes that made the charts overseas and a look at as it is now.
This event was combined with a sumptuous dinner & dessert beforehand and a concert afterwards with Shane Forrester and the IOP band (Instruments of Praise) who are not your typical hotel-circuit group of performers – they do original tunes as well as cover top songs from different genres… Alas, all good things came to an end about eleven or so – but if I was a visitor and getting the dinner show and dancing plus transportation to and from this ? I would make sure to see it each Thursday that I wenched in , uh, I mean vacationed me hearty, arrgh – ya land-lubber you!