A jukebox musical taking us through the years of DJ Derek. From his birth during the Bristol Blitz, through the Windrush generation, the Bristol Bus Boycott, the St Pauls riots, to his sad and tragic death. And the moral all through the play is that racism is wrong
The name given to his shows. Derek Serpell Morris as he was officially, DJ Derek as we all know him, had a simple message throughout his life. How to bring the Black and White Communities of Bristol together through music. DJ Derek achieved this through his love of Caribbean sounds, soul, reggae, and his mixing delivered in Jamaican Patois. This is his story told on stage.
A play owned by Steam Train Entertainment, written by Neil Oliver Maggs, this is a brand new musical. Tracks from Edwin Starr, Toots and the Maytals, Massive Attack, and of course Bob Marley, intersperse with the key events of Derek's life. A full two act musical, suitable for staging in small theatres or halls, with simple set design and minimal effects, this play is waiting for its first outing.