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?

the burial by Francis Aidoo (Ghana)
Following the sudden death of their father in Ghana, three sons and their bereaved mother gather for supper in her London home. The evening is set for amusing and startling revelations.

liquid gold by Yvonne Dodoo (Ghana)
Hours before a man stands trial for drink driving, his family attempt to piece together the missing fragments from their lives. But, on the doorstep, another bomb is ticking.

burned to nothing by Rex Obano (Nigeria)
Delta State, Nigeria, 2003. A 16 year old boy is abducted by militia resisting the rape of their country by multinational corporations. His father searches the charred landscape and discovers more than he can bear.

pandora’s box by Ade Solanke (Nigeria)
A British-born Nigerian mother, accompanies her streetwise son on his first trip to her homeland but then wrestles with whether to leave him there or return him to the ‘battlefields’ of urban London.

walking waterfall by Nii Ayikwei Parkes (Ghana)
A bustling market place in scorching hot Accra. Kwame is a vendor of exquisite artefacts and a bashful romantic poet. His ultimate desire is to serenade the woman in his dreams. One morning she walks in.

african music concert
For one night only, a troupe of Africa’s best musicians and vocalists resident in the UK stormed the Almeida stage.

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