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New Nigerians


Arcola Theatre
29 Aug - 15 Sep
 

Nigeria: ‘The Giant of Africa’. Conservatives rule over the biggest economy on the continent, and one of the largest and youngest populations in the world. What if the people wanted something different? What if they got it?

Following a sold-out run in 2017, and ahead of a national tour, Oladipo Agboluaje’s smash-hit comedy returns to Arcola for three weeks only.

‘Packed with killer lines and comic characters’ (Exeunt), this new play from the winner of the Alfred Fagon Award for playwriting is a timely satire on the state of populism in our politics.

Patrice Naiambana (The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives) returns as the rabble-rousing Greatness Ogholi in Rosamunde Hutt’s acclaimed production.

As time runs out to build a coalition, can Greatness win power without losing his integrity? Could this be the beginning of a new Nigeria?
 

Image Credit: (c) Alex Brenner (info@alexbrenner.co.uk)

Image Credit: (c) Alex Brenner (info@alexbrenner.co.uk)

Earlier Event: August 29
Run It Back
Later Event: August 30
Lorna Goodison with Margaret Busby