Renowned actor, writer and director Dy Browne best known for his roles in Secrets 1&2, Payday and his very own television show BNN with Dy Browne brings to life on stage the life of the notorious Barbadian King Dyal at The Barbados Museum’s Walled Garden Theatre on March 24th-26th. Dy Browne who has played Grantley Adams, Ernest D. Mottley, George Lamming, London Bourne, Charles Duncan Oneal and Sir Frederick Smith to name a few to positive reviews directs himself in this play that seeks to shed more light on the self-proclaimed “Best Dressed Man In The World.”
Dy Browne has played King Dyal several times to rave reviews starting with The NCF’s Heritage Walks 2012-14 and most recently at Sir Garfield Sobers’ 80th Birthday Celebration at Kensington Oval. He did not seek out to do a one man play about this man known for his “sartorial elegance” until he had an eye opening conversation with Master Artist David “Guru” McClean. McClean, who has one of many paintings of King Dyal hanging on the walls in Parliament told Dy Browne a tale of the “loved, hated and misunderstood” individual that Dy Browne could hardly believe. He eagerly sought out the book “Call Me ‘King’ An Interview with Redvers Dundonald Dyal” by Arnold Ward and begin the process of bringing this Bridgetown icon back to life with the magic of Theatre.
So for only 50 dollars admission, you can hear of King Dyal’s formative years in the first black family that lived in the wealthy Fontabelle in the 1900s, his days when he was a top sportsman and how he claimed to be solely responsible for the 1937 Revolt.