This is a masterly revival of An Evening with an Immigrant, Inua Ellams’ 2016 autobiographical one-man show which is both poetic and engaging.
New touring play The Gift from Eclipse is a wonderfully complex and emotionally powerful account of race and Empire.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
It is a fitting moment to watch Oladipo Agboluaje’s New Nigerians, which was first staged at this Off-West End venue in February 2017, and now returns — and I’m happy to say that it’s as fresh as ever.
It’s hot. Real hot. And you’re dancing, just lost in music. You’re at the legendary Shrine nightclub in Lagos, where Afrobeat star Fela Kuti is king. It’s 1994. And it’s hot. Sweat is just pouring off you, no longer in little trickles but soaking through your clothes.
Following previous and award-winning forays into Nigerian politics ( `Iyà-Ilé – TheFirst Wife, and The Estate), Oladipo Agboluaje’s New Nigerians takes another sharp-eyed, satirical look at Nigerian political life, this time at its leaders.
New captive drama is well-written in a symbolic vein that helps to humanise the story behind the headlines.