28 Jul 2008 - 02 Aug 2008

A Tiata Fahodzi and Almeida Theatre co-presentatio

Tiata Delights 08

A festival of new writing from African writers resident in the UK

By Tiata Fahodzi

£10

production information

Plays 1 & 2

In Time by Bola Agbaje (Nigeria)
The Burial by Francis Aidoo (Ghana)

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In Time By Bola Agbaje (Nigeria)

Two young lovers are forcibly separated. Years later their children from subsequent marriages meet. And fall in love. Will pain and hatred from the past stalk a new generation?

Directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr

The Burial by Francis Aidoo (Ghana)

Following the sudden death of their father in Ghana, three sons and their bereaved mother gather for supper in her London home. The evening is set for amusing and startling revelations.

Directed by Syan Blake

Play 1 lasts 47 minutes and Play 2 lasts 43 minutes. There will be one interval of 20 minutes.

Plays 3 & 4

Burned to Nothing by Rex Obano (Nigeria)
Liquid Gold by Yvonne Dodoo (Ghana)

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Burned to Nothing by Rex Obano (Nigeria)

Delta State, Nigeria, 2003. A 16 year old boy is abducted by militia resisting the rape of their country by multinational corporations. His father searches the charred landscape and discovers more than he can bear.

Directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr

Liquid Gold by Yvonne Dodoo

Hours before a man stands trial for drink driving, his family attempt to piece together the missing fragments of their lives. But, on the doorstep, another bomb is ticking.

Directed by Gbemisola Ilkumelo

Play 3 lasts 60 minutes and Play 4 lasts 45 minutes. There will be one interval of 20 minutes.

Plays 5 & 6 

Walking Waterfall by Nii Ayikwei Parkes (Ghana)
Pandora's Box by Ade Solanke (Nigeria)
 

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Walking Waterfall by Nii Ayikwei Parkes (Ghana)

A bustling market place in scorching hot Accra. Kwame is a vendor of exquisite artefacts and a bashful romantic poet. His ultimate desire is to serenade the woman of his dreams. One morning she walks in.

Directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr 

Pandora's Box by Ade Solanke (Nigeria)

A British-born Nigerian mother accompanies her streetwise son on his first trip to her homeland but then wrestles with whether to leave him there or return him to the 'battlefields' of urban London.

Directed by Nick Oshikanlu

Play 5 lasts 60 minutes and Play 6 lasts 35 minutes. There will be one interval of 20 minutes.

Concert

This concert concludes a week of new writing from Tiata Fahodzi's first residency at the Almeida Theatre - Tiata Delights 08.

Bringing together some of the UK's finest African musicians, the evening includes Jamiroquai's Sola Akingbola, contemporary Gospel sensation GK Real, Sierra-Leonean harmonica player Leon Maddy, James Lascelles and African Classical Music Ensemble's Tunde Jegede.

Running time: 80 minutes

Unreserved Seating

 

 

Dates & Tickets

Mon 28 July - Fri 1 Aug at 7.30pm

Sat 2 Aug at 6pm with concert at 9pm

Mon 28 / Tue 29 July  - Plays 1 & 2

Wed 30 / Thu 31 July  - Plays 3 & 4

Fri 1 Aug / Sat 2 Aug  - Plays 5 & 6

Sat 2 Aug - Concert

British Sign Language interpreted performance Tue 29 July 7.30pm

BSL interpreted by Jacqui Beckford

Unreserved Seating