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Inspired by personal events, for colored girls weaves poetry, song, and movement to tell the story of seven women of color, each identified solely by a color. With unflinching honesty and emotion, each woman voices her survival story of having to exist in a world shaped by sexism and racism.
Please watch show before the call. It is 70 minutes long.
A unique West African transposition of one of the greatest dramas ever written, John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi.
The recently widowed Iyalode, a young, beautiful chief longs to marry her low-born lover, Oguntade. Her brothers vehemently forbid it, but Iyalode secretly marries and gives birth. If the brothers discover the deceit, a trail of torture, torment, betrayal and murder could follow…
Iyalode of Eti is a theatre event replete with music, poetry, dance and movement, transposing the Duchess of Malfi’s original setting to pre-colonial Yoruba land with its many sights, sounds and colours. The play’s themes – abuse of power, corruption, the status of women, gender equality, family, honour and revenge are still very relevant to today’s society.
Tickets cost £10 and are available here
Please watch show before call. Running time TBC
Nigeria, England, America, Jamaica; are you proud of where you’re from?
When two brothers from different continents go down the street to buy a pint of milk, they lift the lid on a disunited nation: a world where everyone wants to be an individual but no one wants to stand out from the crowd, and where respect is always demanded but rarely freely given.
Winner of the 2019 JMK Young Director award, Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu directs this comic, vibrant and perceptive exploration of identity and culture by Bola Agbaje, described as “an iconic dramatist for an entire generation of young playwrights” by Simon Stephens.
It is free to watch but registration required.
This will be broadcast live from 2pm on Saturday 22nd May.
After the show we will have our usual Zoom debrief.
Billed as Broadway's first gospel musical, "Purlie" tells the story of an African-American preacher in the Jim Crow South who matches wits with an avaricious plantation owner named Ol' Cap'n Cotchipee to save his hometown church from destruction.
Please watch show before joining call. It is 2 hours 20 minutes long