New Nigerians


DATE:
29 August – 15 September 2018

VENUE:
Arcola Theatre

SERVICES PROVIDED:
Production Management

PRODUCTION MANAGER’S:
Ian Taylor
Cameron Murray

WRITER:
Oladipo Agboluaje

DIRECTOR:
Rosamunde Hutt

DESIGNER:
Jemima Robinson

LIGHTING DESIGNER:
Richard Williamson

SOUND DESIGNER:
Chris Drohan

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?

‘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?

“★★★★ Deft political satire built on Patrice Naiambana’s compelling central performance”
—The Stage