New Nigerians by Oladipo Agboluaje
“You cannot make dodo without frying plantain.”
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?
Hackney-born writer Oladipo Agboluaje (winner of the Alfred Fagon award for Iya Ile/The First Wife) and director Rosamunde Hutt (Love, Bombs and Apples) join forces for this hilarious new satire about the state of populism in politics.
As time runs out to build a coalition, can Greatness Ogholi win power without losing his integrity? Could this the beginning of a new Nigeria?
Cast and creatives
Direction Rosamunde Hutt
Design Jemima Robinson
Lighting Design Richard Williamson
Sound Design Chris Drohan
Production Manager Ben Karakashian
Stage Manager Sarah Julie Pujol
Production Electrician Eren Celikdemir
Costume Design Kate Royds
Assistant Director Richard Speir
Costume Supervisor Hanne Talbot
Intern Assistant Stage Manager Annie Fletcher
Props Assistant Isabella Strada
Arcola Theatre, 14/02/17 – 11/03/17