Monday, May 29, 2006

The Lion and the Jewel- When Sidi, a Nigerian village beauty (Omonor Imobhio), is featured in a glossy magazine, her sense of self-worth soars and she becomes the object of desire for competing suitors- Lakunle, a school teacher (Anthony Ofoegbu) and Baroka, the old village chief (Toyin Oshinaike). This 1959 play, written by Wole Soyinka when he was just 23, was directed by Chuck Mike and presented at The Barbican, The Salisbury Playhouse, The West Yorkshire playhouse, The Gardner Arts Centre in Brighton, The Oxford Playhouse, The Birmingham Rep and the Young Vic amongst other theatres in the UK last year. The Cast also included Mercy Ojelade, Natasha Bain, Antoinette Tagoe, Louisa Eyo, Yaw Asumedu, Isioma Williams, Mohamed Samuel Dordoh, Derek Ezenagu, Shola Benjamin, Chloe Okora, Chomba Njeru and Ayanlere Alamu Alajede.
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1 comment:

mw said...

Love the pictures, Laspapi. I wrote about this production as seen at The Barbican in London - for my usual people.