Bashment Granny 3 opens
Bashment Granny 3, the latest episode in the popular local play franchise, opened yesterday, at Green Gables Theatre in Kingston.
Starting in 2007, the first Bashment Granny pulled in consistently strong audiences and launched the career of Keith 'Shebada' Ramsay, playing across Jamaica, and to the Jamaican diaspora in the United States of America and the United Kingdom. The sequel did over 100 performances overseas and more than 200 locally.
Seven years ago, the story started out with a desperate Bad Boy Trevor using his 'father' in an attempt to fleece millions of dollars from the wealthy Miss P, a generous girlfriend from the UK. Trevor was eventually incarcerated and missed the chance to cash in on the fruits of his deceit.
In 2010, Shebada and Mr Bashy had a stroke of luck and inherited the ill-gotten gains of Trevor's nefarious scheme. Flush with new cash, they invested the money, but the plan quickly went sour and the money went up in smoke, even as the unsavoury Half-a-Dog, the money's real owner, jetted in from New York in a bid to collect what was thought to be rightfully his. Bashy and Shebada slunk off into the shadows.
Now, in 2014, Bad Boy Trevor is released from prison only to find that Shebada is still in hiding and Half-a-Dog is sniffing around for his cash. A meeting between the Dog and the Bad Boy is imminent and a few bullets are on the agenda.
The situation is dire and 'Mother' Teresa, aka Crashment Granny, must make the major moves because battle lines are drawn and war is about to start.
The action-packed comedy sequel is written by veteran Paul O. Beale (Bashment Granny 2, Unda Mi Nose series, Like Father Like Son, Di Driver, and The Politicians). The play is directed and produced by B. L. Allen and is a presentation of RBT Productions Limited.
The cast features Keith 'Shebada' Ramsay, Garfield 'Bad Boy Trevor' Reid, Junior 'Half-a-Dog' Williams, Terri Salmon, Luke Ellington, Monique Ellis, and Crystal Fletcher.