tiata delights 2006

A week long presentation of new work from emerging and established African writers resident in Britain. Six plays showcased as rehearsed readings, with live music accompaniment from James Lascelles. Each play focuses on the disparities and harmony existing within African and British cross cultures. buga me by San Cassimally (Mauritius) A modern play about colonisation. Two men […]

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the estate

tiata fahodzi‘s production of this new play was set in contemporary Lagos, Nigeria. It played to capacity audiences and received rave reviews. Helen Adeyemi is frantically trying to make her husband’s funeral the media event of the year. Her reputation is on the line to make the festivities the talk of the town and everything […]

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sammy

This production explores the life of a man with extraordinary talent. It uses Sammy Davis jr’s history to tackle relevant contemporary issues – racism and the lack of personal, economic, and social freedom facing black people in the arts, which prevent them from developing or reaching their full potential. Presented at Theatre Royal Stratford East, […]

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abyssinia

This powerful story focused on the eighteen year old Prince Alemayehu of Ethiopia and his surrogate relationship with this country’s longest reigning monarch, Victoria. It examined how the young prince’s presence in England up to the time of his demise has contributed to the grand design of this country. His short life in England had […]

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