lya-llesummer 2009, Soho Theatre
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. Meanwhile, Helen, the ambitious house girl, is waiting for her chance….
Oladipo Agboluaje’s plays include The Christ of Coldharbour Lane and the five-star hit The Hounding of David Oluwale.
Nominated for a 2010 Olivier Award Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre (Soho Theatre)
Co-production with and presented at Soho Theatre, London
The Times/ The Times
‘… the writing, satirical yet sympathetic, brutal yet beautifully observed… a scope and vitality all too rare to see.’ ****
The Guardian/ The Guardian
‘Femi Elufowoju, jr’s production has real verve, and the cast give it everything they’ve got… terrific fun.’ ****
‘neat gags and an abundance of physical humour greasing the underlying political message’ ****
Financial Times/ Financial Times
‘Femi Elufowoju, jr’s production for his Tiata Fahodzi company is fluid and pacy’ ****