Under Dark Skies
On the day of her best friend's funeral, Maria and Derek are forced to finally speak about their dying relationship.
Director/Writer: Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor
Cast: Yrsa Daley-Ward, Damola Adelaja
The Immigrant explores what the world would look like if Africa was the greatest continent in the World. Set in 3016, Oliver, a Brit seeking asylum is in detention, where he pleads his case to Usman, an African border official, who isn’t fond of immigrants. What ensues is a battle of words and stories neither is truly prepared for. Sometimes what we think of as truths are also lies.
Performed at the Rich Mix with Arts Council support.
Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor’s bold and haunting inter-generational drama. When Mary comes out to her mother and grandmother, tragic events long buried in the past threaten to break out, consume and destroy relationships in the present. Seen through the eyes of a family based in London, Sunday is a powerful exploration of love between Nigerian women, sexuality and religion.
Theatre Royal Stratford East
Closing night of Africa Writes 2015
Photo credit: Helen Murray