Monday, 15 October 2012

DAVID TULLOCH: The director-playwright on standing out – and prepping an R-rated sensation

GAME CHANGER: “It’s gonna have nudity, says Tulloch of his next release.

It’s kind of my style. I like to look at topics that people don’t really touch on,” is how David Tulloch sums up his decision to orchestrate a remount of 2005’s intensely seductive Wine & Roses, slated to titillate and provoke audiences anew, starting November 2 at New Kingston’s Theatre Place. With a noteworthy cast comprising Rosie Murray, Keisha Patterson, Carl Davis and Rodney Campbell, it tells the story of a 45-year-old woman and her 18-year-old paramour – and the pleasures and problems attendant to their relationship. 

Simply scandalous, right? 

But Tulloch has never been one to shy away from pushing the boundaries, creative and otherwise, even if it means ruffling a few feathers. Now, the award-winning writer-director-composer-actor, whose oeuvre includes the acclaimed Second Chance and last year’s minor hit If Walls Could Talk, is gearing up to really rattle the theatre landscape with, wait for it, Jamaica’s first R-rated production, premiering at the end of November. “It’s gonna have some nudity – not live-sex or anything like that – but full-frontal definitely,” he exclusively reveals to TALLAWAH. “It’s gonna be for 21 and over, and it will feature [roots actor] Girlie, who will be making his return to the local stage.” 

More juicy details to come. Stay tuned. 

In the meantime, in spite of his countless monthly trips to Kingston, the MoBay native has no intention of abandoning the Second City for the capital. In fact, he and regular partner-in-crime director Douglas Prout are more determined than ever to raise the level and quality of theatrical offerings in the West. “That’s my pardie. We consult each other on various projects,” Tulloch says of Prout. “There are a few things we’re in discussion about right now like Bay Vibes 3, which should be coming out next year, and we’re also thinking of doing our first opera, Samuel, about the Sam Sharpe story.”

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1 comment:

  1. OH OK... More uptown sexiness. If you must. And I suppose you must. Perhaps his next play could be noted for its great writing, rather than its nudity?