Six Artists in Search of a Play
PART I - PERFORMANCE
Presenting scenes from Ama Ata Aidoo's The Dilemma of a Ghost, the first ever published work by a female African dramatist. This is a penetrating look at the clash between African and Western culture in the 20th century told through the story of a marriage.
Ebenezer Bamgboye on The Dilemma of a Ghost: “The canon of West African dramatic literature is as exceptional as it is multi-varied. Whereas in the main, staged performance of The God's Are Not To Blame you are seeing a high-octane epic akin to the works of Shakespeare, with this you are getting a softer, gentler, moving, poetic, domestic work. This combination, then, gives some insight into the breadth of work that has stemmed from this part of the world.”
PART II - PANEL DISCUSSION
How does West African theatrical tradition influence the work of contemporary British artists? Is there a British West African “voice” and how does heritage influence contemporary makers?
Panelists include Faith Alabi, Inua Ellams, Ola Ince, and Zackary Momoh.
This event is part of Six Artists in Search of a Play.
Saturday 29 May 7pm
This performance will also be filmed and released online at a later date. By attending this performance in-person you are agreeing to potentially being recorded and included in the digital recording of this production. The release date for the recording will be announced soon.
We’ve put in a number of steps to ensure our audiences are safe when visiting the Almeida, including socially distanced seating and flexible ticket exchanges. Find out more about how we’re welcoming audiences back here.
Please note there will be strictly no latecomers for this performance.
Running time TBC. Find out more about our running times here.
Read more about our production guidance and warnings, or contact Box Office if you have specific concerns.