Category: The Stage

William Kentridge

Register for Film Festival  Goodman Gallery is pleased to present a William Kentridge online film festival, on the occasion of the artist’s latest solo exhibition in Johannesburg. The festival will also mark the premiere of City Deep, the anticipated 11th film in Kentridge’s Drawings for Projection, a series of animated films drawn over 30 years, […]

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‘The Journey Home’ Pushes the Bounds

          Written by Anna Cunningham and directed by Bisi Adigun, The Journey Home is a play based on a true-life story which took place back in November 1945 during the second World War. It is the story of an Irish family caught up in a situation where Peter and his teenage […]

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‘We are Producing 10 New Plays by Ten Writers in Seven Months’-Gomez

By Toyin Akinosho In late August 2020, Aduke Gomez invited friends to a Zoom Party to watch a play she had just finished producing, with Ladi Dawodu, her collaborator. “Over the past few weeks”, she wrote, “I along with my co-producer, have embarked upon developing a series of ten new short plays under the umbrella […]

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‘Remembering Ola Rotimi, 20 Years On’

 Being a Webinar hosted from 10am to 12:30 noon on Tuesday, 18 August 2020 by the Theatre Arts   Programme and College of Liberal Studies of Bowen University, Iwo, to remember Ola Rotimi. , To sight an elephant A trip to the jungle is important To catch a glimpse of a buffalo To the deep forest […]

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Remember…….For Eddie Aderinokun @ 80

          Those songs that cease to fade They blank not For they are written in imprint, calligraphic bold Taking prominence of prime recall On sober nights of fond remembrance Mental verses scripted in stanzas Strong in stagecraft definitions Positioning players acting roles defined by fate Urban drama urbanize unfold Along din […]

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Crown Troupe Puts Up a Re-Tual Show at Eko Festival

By Toyin Akinosho Crown Troupe of Africa is bracing the COVID -19 landscape to organize a Theatre Festival that is part Virtual and part physical attendance. It’s a full-on feast of stage performances running from 3pm tomorrow (Monday, August 3) to 8pm on Sunday August 9, 2020. It’s starting with a play and ending with […]

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A tasty goat barbecue…. Generous flow of palm wine

          A week ago, on the 13th July, 2020, it was the 86th birthday of Nigeria’s only Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka. And the day before, in a gesture akin to a birthday surprise present, the Federal government, through its Minister of Communication and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, handed over the National […]

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Theatre Take Over: Bankers’ Vehicles are SANEF, Alitheia

By Toyin Akinosho The Bankers’ Committee presented its thought-plan for the future of the National Theatre at the takeover of the precinct from the Nigerian government last Sunday. The group, led by the Central Bank of Nigeria, had no masterplan yet, but a back- of- the- envelope idea of what it would cost to revamp […]

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‘Why Bankers Can’t Take Over the People’s Theatre: What We Offer’, by….

Jadeas Trust Limited emerged the reserved bidder in the event of the 2006 concessioning round for the National Theatre. It became the Preferred bidder after the winner left. It contested the validity of the 2013 bid process in court because it did not take cognizance of the 2013 process. Yet it has stuck around. After […]

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I Predicted Wole Soyinka’s Sh..sh..sh..sh

              It’s roughly two weeks to Wole Soyinka’s birthday and I have a secret to share. The month of July has been, for several years now, the Soyinka Season of Drama, as theatre directors jostle to stage a Soyinka play in one venue or the other. The virus in […]

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