Sunday, June 18, 2006

review: the estate

The Estate is absorbing theatre. And Ellen is a wonderful character, as written by Agboluaje and as played by Thomas - with plenty of West African panache. When the property deal goes against her, she reveals with a knowing smile that all is not lost. Hardly surprising, she had saved "for a rainy day" during her husband's life. It is the turn of the scheming pastor to marvel: "Nigerians!"
The above is from my review of Oladipo Agboluaje's play, The Estate, which was at the Soho Theatre, London - from 6 to 17 June. The play returns by popular demand to the same venue during August/September.
You can read the review online (archived in 7 days).
*Production Image: Yvonne Dodoo as Sola in The Estate.

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