by Rachel Ogbu
As part of the celebrations during the Olympics, Lufodo Productions run by actors, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva have put together a major showcase of Nigerian theatre.
This July, 3 plays have been billed to show around the United Kingdom. The plays are Wole Soyinka’s ‘Lion and the Jewel’, Fred Agbeyegbe’s ‘King must dance naked’ and Sefi Atta’s ‘The Naming Ceremony’.
This plays are also part of the Nollywood at 20 celebrations as there would be a Nollywood film festival and the official opening of ’30 Nigeria House.
Full details of the plays:
THE LION AND THE JEWEL
Written by- Wole Soyinka
Directed by- Niji Akanni
Featuring :Tosan Ugbeye, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey,OC Ukeje,Omonor Somolu, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Ijeoma Agu, Zara Udofia and many others.
THE KING MUST DANCE NAKED
Written by- Fred Agbeyegbe
Directed by- Bayo Oduneye
Featuring: Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva, Justus Esiri, Najite Dede, Bimbo Akintola, Ayo Lijadu, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Toyin Oshinnaike,Edmund Ennaibe and many others.
Written by- Sefi Atta
Directed by- Ifeoma Fafunwa
Featuring- Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva, Tosan Ugbeye, Bimbo Akintola, Oc Ukeje and Kemi Lala Akindoju.
The details of the dates and venue of the performances would be confirmed shortly.