Director Yvonne Brewster joined Half Moon Theatre on Mile End Road as a trainee director, funded by a bursary from the Arts Council of Great Britain in the 1980s. She also co-founded the theatre companies Talawa in the UK and The Barn in Jamaica.
Yvonne Brewster directed Flash Trash, a Jamaican pantomime, at Half Moon Theatre on Mile End Road in 1986. She talks about how rehearsals in the ‘half built’ theatre in December required scarves and hats to keep warm, but this didn’t stop the production being a success for local audiences. Interviewed by Georgina Da Silva.