lya-lle

It’s 1989 in Lagos. Political hysteria and social change are sweeping Nigeria. Chief Adeyemi’s wife Toyin is turning 40 and, behind the mansion walls, the household is preparing for her party. But there are other distractions. Their troublesome sons, returning from college, are more interested in seduction and starting revolutions than their parents’ disintegrating marriage. […]

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the golden hour

A tiata fahodzi and Almeida Co-presentation. tiata fahodzi returned to the Almeida’s Summer Festival following the huge success of tiata delights 08. Performance readings 29 – 31 july 2009, Almeida Summer Festival Adrian, British-Zimbabwean, is a triage nurse in a London hospital. Suddenly he finds himself drawn into a drama of ethics and loyalty when he encounters an […]

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concert of african music

This two-hour extravaganza featured music from Uganda, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. It took place at the Almeida Theatre on Saturday 1 August 2009. featured artists The Ganda Boys (BBC’s Moses Jones) with Craig Pruess (whose music enhances major feature films such as Bend it Like Beckham and Bride and Prejudice) British-Nigerian rap vocalist BREIS with […]

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all african stars gala

A Gala held at tiata fahodzi’s birthplace – Theatre Royal Stratford East – to celebrate the company’s 10th year. Compered by Jocelyn Jee Esien the star-studded evening included an awards ceremony to honour leaders of every generation of British-African theatre talent. The packed audience enjoyed extracts from Tiata Fahodzi productions, leading broadcasters and stage luminaries […]

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tiata delights 2008

A festival of play writing and music at the Almeida Theatre as part of the Almeida Summer Festival 2008. the line-up: in time by Bola Agbaje (Nigeria) Two young lovers are forcibly separated, Years later their children from subsequent marriages meet. And fall in love. Will pain and hatred from the past stalk a new generation? […]

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tiata delights 2007

A week-long presentation of new work from emerging and established African writers. Six plays showcased as rehearsed readings with live musical accompaniment from James Lascelles / Juwon Ogungbe. Each reading will be preceded by a short new play by Pulitzer prize-winning author Suzan-Lori Parks. high life by Lizzy Dijeh (Nigeria) Directed by Olusola Oyeleye Two Nigerian […]

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joe guy

joe guy is Roy Williams’ powerful portrayal of the tensions between Caribbean and African communities in today’s Britain. As a young man, Joseph is taunted by the cooler British-Caribbean kids for his accent and his humility. Ditching his Ghanaian heritage, Joseph becomes Joe, an icon of urban Black identity. Premier League clubs, venal agents and […]

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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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