tiata delights 20062006
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 wrangle over the ownership of an abandoned house.
ayo and ade’s big london safari by Segun Lee-French
What would have happened if the great Nigerian Empire had colonised England?
the other woman by Kofi Agyemang (GHANA)
The lives of a young couple are thrown into a tailspin when an adoptive parent from the past arrives on their doorstep.
you get me by Valerie Mason John (SIERRA LEONE)
A British widow and her sons from her interracial marriage face unexpected condemnation.
pure gold by Michael Bhim (ZIMBABWE)
Can a man triumph over poverty in preserving family love and dignity?
the estate by Oladipo Agboluaje (NIGERIA)
A powerful yet comic tale of explosive family secrets set in contemporary Nigeria.
Michael Bhim’s Pure Gold (tiata delights 06) was produced by Talawa and Soho Theatre in 2007.