Monday, February 27, 2006

african tiata delights - all this week

Here's a chance for those who can make their way to the Soho Theatre in Dean Street, London, to catch week-long readings of New Theatrical Works by African writers resident in Britain. Six plays showcased as rehearsed readings with live music, each focussing on "the disparities and harmony existing within African and British cross cultures. All readings begin at 7.45pm.

Monday 27 February Buga Me by San Cassimally (Mauritius)
*Directed by Femi Elufowoju Jr; A modern play about colonisation. Two men wrangle over the ownership of an abandoned house.

Tuesday 28 February Ayo and Ade's Big London Safari by Segun Lee-French (Nigeria)
*Directed by Marissa Phillips; What would have happened if the great Nigerian Empire had colonised England?

Wednesday 1 March The Other Woman by Kofi Agyemang (Ghana)
*Directed by Michael Buffong; The lives of a young coupla are thrown into a tailspin when a foster parent from the past arrives on their doorstep.

Thursday 2 March You Get Me by Valerie Mason John (Sierra Leone)
*Directed by Hannah Quigley; A British widow and her sons from her interracial marriage face unexpected condemnation.

Friday 3 March Pure Gold By Michael Bhim (Zimbabwe)
*Directed by Clint Dyer; Can a man triumph over poverty in preserving love and dignity?

Saturday 4 March The Estate by Oladipo Agboluaje (Nigeria)
*Directed by Femi Elufowoju Jr; A powerful yet comic tale of explosive family secrets set in contemporary Nigeria

A full production of The Estate by Tiata Fahodzi will be at the Soho Theatre from 6 to 17 June.


Blogger Nkem said...

I was quite "delighted" when I got the email in my inbox, but I fear I might not be able to go, due to work commitments. I'll see if I can catch Friday's. Gods are not to blame was wonderful, so they come highly recommended.

11:23 am, February 28, 2006  
Blogger Pilgrimage to Self said...

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1:39 pm, February 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i went to 'Pure Gold', written by Michael Bhim and i ve to admit i left the theatre ecstatic! it was a masterpiece, dealing with the daily raw reality, where people want to achieve something in their lives but sometimes they became so blind from their passion that they make wrong discussions! even if im white, this play, i think it goes beyong colour. its about human beings and the luck of living. a great work and amazing food for thought ...

9:26 pm, April 01, 2006  

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