Actress Simone Persaud excels at comedy

Seen in this photograph are Simone’s daughter Zoya, who is also an actress, Simone, Clemencio Godette and Sonia Yarde.

Actress Simone Persaud is known for her comedic roles and even more so she’s famous on the Merundoi Radio Serial where she plays Sister Patsy.

Simone, who is also a seamstress, had taken on the job of creating the costumes for a GEMS Theatre Productions show. But then actor Henry Rodney stopped by one day with a script and told her she was playing the character ‘Brenda’. She had always admired Henry’s talent and here he was believing she could take up the challenge of acting. Simone never in her wildest dreams saw herself as an actress, but Henry insisted, and she finally gave in. That was 12 years ago for Roots and Rhythms at the Sophia Exhibition Centre.

As Brenda she did a Phagwah scene. The play surrounded Guyana’s folklore, which was done through storytelling and drama…..


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