Roy Williams of KINGSTON 14 is Back with ANTIGONE at THEATRE ROYAL STRATFORD EAST, LONDON

Following the critical success of Kingston 14 at Theatre Royal Stratford East earlier this year, the BAFTA award-winning playwright Roy Williams is set to return with a thrilling and fast-paced new version of Sophocles’ Greek classic.

READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE: NATIONAL PRESS RELEASE – TRSE VF

About Antigone

When Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone’s unruly brother, her anger quickly turns to defiance. Creon, in an attempt to retain control, condemns her to a torturous death – she’s to be buried alive.

BAFTA Award-winning playwright Roy Williams (Kingston 14, Sucker Punch) returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East with this thrilling and fast-paced new production, based on Sophocles’ acclaimed Greek classic.

Set within an urban, contemporary world, Antigone is a story of loyalty, truth, human nature and what happens when one person stands against the rules.

Book great seats from just £12.

‘A chilling and powerful piece’ – The Stage

 ‘Thrilling… direct, of the street, dangerous at times poetic’ – Big Issue

 ‘Mark Monero is absolutely exceptional ‘ – The Independent

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“THE WIVES” opens Today @ Muson Centre

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The Play will definitely be worth your time & money.
The play focuses on the intriguing character called Chief Theophilus Gbadegeshin Olowookere, his sister and his three wives, Angela, Cecilia and Tobi.
“In The Wives, the question of ‘Whether a man keep his most cherished secrets forever?’ is the central theme of the play. There lies a sordid little secret and no one wants to talk about it. It is a dark comedy rich in sensuality and scathing humour.”

Starring : Joke Silva, Kate Henshaw, Jide Kosoko, Iretiola Doyle, Lala Akindoju, Toyin Oshinnaike and Debola Williams.

Full Schedule below;

Date: Thursday 9th ( Today ), Friday 10th ( Tomorrow) & Saturday 11th October 2014
Venue: Agip Recital Hall Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos

Date: Friday 10th October 2014
Time: 7PM
Venue: Agip Recital Hall Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos

Date: Saturday 11th October 2014
Time: 3PM & 6PM (Command Performance)
Venue: Agip Recital Hall Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos

Ticket Prices
Regular: N5000
VIP: N7,500

Tickets available at Terra Kulture for bulk tickets and group bookings please call /text 08026881046 or send an e-mail to admin@tmihp.com

More Photos From The First Night’s Performance of THE KILLING SWAMP

Earlier in the year we brought Ojo Adinoyi Onukaba’s riveting historical play The Killing Swamp to audiences in Abuja. Now you can relive the experience with photos from the lens of Timothy Aideloje (@jtimdal)

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Photos from the first night’s performance of The Killing Swamp, written by Ojo Onukaba and directed by Williams Obasi.

AFRICAN RENAISSANCE THEATRE (A.R.T) HITS ABUJA WITH ANOTHER MIND BLOWING THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE

FEBRUARY 14, 2014.

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African Renaissance Theatre (A.R.T) presents a riveting stage performance of: The Killing Swamp, written by Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba and directed by Williams Obasi. Set to hit the stage in Abuja is an intriguing creative interpretation of the most unforgettable moment in the life of a Nigerian icon.

When? Friday, February 28th and Saturday, March 1st.
Where? French Institute of Nigeria, Abuja, off Aminu Kano Crescent (Beside Mr. Biggs), Wuse 2.
By? 7pm.
For? N2000 per ticket.

Tickets will be avilable at:
Dreams Recreational Park, beside Globacom office, Wuse 2, Abuja.
Garki Gazette, ground floor Eddy-Vic Hotel, Amadu Bello Way, Garki 2, Abuja.
Che Resturants & Bar at First Forty Hotel, Wuse 2, Abuja.
And also at the venue.
For enquiries call 0803644699, 08050810234, 08036207841 08182791789

ABOUT THE PLAY
Set in a clearing behind a prison in Port Hacourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, The Killing Swamp is an imaginative retelling of the final hours of Kenule Saro Wiwa – a visionary activist who ardently fought against the plundering of his people’s lives by a corrupt government and oil-exploring multinational companies. Sentenced to death on November 10, 1995, alongside eight colleagues, for the killing of four pro-government chiefs, Kenule must find the will to face death with the same courage with which he has life. But, even in death, life holds one more secret for Kenule. One more controversy. One more mystery, the unravelling of which could shatter his final passing from earth. The Killing Swamp was shortlisted for the 2010 LNG prize for literature.

ABOUT A.R.T
African Renaissance Theatre & Entertainment (A.R.T) is a new age performance arts movement coming to the world from Nigeria, West Africa. Born out of deep love, respect and undying passion for creative excellence, this eclectic-electric arts movement is laid upon the foundation of a simple idea: that this generation of young Africans can come together with diversity of talents, knowledge and skill to create things profound; things as socally productive as they are artistically divine.

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY
French Institute, Nigeria (Abuja)
Garki Gazette
Cube TV
Elixir Entertainment
Patched Up Productions
Dreams Recreational Park
Che’ Restaurant & Bar
LOL! Magazine/Tv
Jtimdal Photography
VNT Concept

Audience Feedback from the Second Night’s Performance of “54 Silhouettes”

Another night of performance. Another audience. Another great performance. Don’t miss the final night of 54 Silhouettes today at the French Institut, Wuse 2 (beside Mr. Biggs.). Meanwhile, here’s what our audience from the second night’s performance had to say about the play.

Chinelo Onwualu said,
“An excellent production. Great writing, acting and very professional. Very, very good job. Hopefully next time you’ll have sponsorship to better set.”

Stella Iyimoga said,
“Commendable. I really enjoyed it.”

Patrick Otoro said,
“Great job. Enjoyed it.”

Maureen Chima said,
“Wonderful play plus fantastic performance.”

Ifesinachi Ekwueme said,
“Thumbs up. Really uplifting.”

Odumuh Emmanuella O. said,
“The play and its production was mind-blowing, educating and entertaining throughout. This foundation should continue to grow because it will go beyond.”

Agboola Damilola said,
“Absolutely unexpected delivery. Creative. Obvious effort. Passion and hard work. This is pure success, the world won’t hear the last of it.”

Naomi A. said,
“A wonderful performance, just a little lapses.”

Angela Agbegir said,
“It was a wonderful performance. Great to see you guys on stage again, I’m impressed!!!”

Ohuabunwa Emilia said,
“Good play and I really enjoyed myself but the scene changing took sometime. Just keep up with the spirit of the arts, because its in you guys.”

Bankole Tokunbo said,
“Such a wonderful experience, every scene was catching.”

Walter Okoye said,
“Fantastic show.”

India Chidimma Kalu said,
“Very interesting, I really enjoyed myself. Keep it going.”

Joseph Ibeh said,
“Wonderful performance. I wish more sponsors come in and move this to its right place.”

Mariam Momodu said,
“Fabulous performance. I like the director, reminds me of Ari Gold in Entourage.”

Toyosi Giwa said,
“Compelling. Engaging. Some scenes too long.”

Ndubisi Ekwueme said,
“Very good. More sponsors, awareness, perseverance and a bigger and more expressive stage will move actors and new plays.”

Greg Odogwu said,
“The guys are good. Intensity. Very good portrayals, perfect technicals. Needs more work.”

Allison Hubbert said,
“A very interesting play.”

Hibbert Keni said,
“Nice script. Wonderful presentation. Had fun watching.”

Mrs. Joy Ebichi Ndimele said,
“A very wonderful show. Thumbs up guys.”

Mr. Okechukwu Ndimele said,
“Excellent.”

Aigbefo Charity said,
“Whoa! I love every bit of it. Giving Africa its proper place. Though funny but effective performance.”

Teju Olashoju Dapson said,
“I’m so much impressed. Learnt so much from it.”

Stephanie said,
“Awesome.”

Kosy said,
“Lovely. Great acting.”

Anne Daniels said,
“Interesting and creative, never could be better.”

Abdul Y. said,
“Perfect.”

Mr. Charles James Ebichi said,
“I really enjoyed the play and wish to watch it again and again.”

Gen Tayo said,
“Excellent.”

Evagreen said,
“Awesome.”

Doofan Lois Ierkpen said,
“Satisfactory.”

Listen to the radio version of 54 Silhouettes here or here.

New Ensemble Photo for Abuja Performance of “54 Silhouettes”

Don’t you just love photography? We’ve got a brand new ensemble promo photo ahead of our performance of 54 Silhouettes in Abuja. Check it out and let us know what you think.

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Photography by Victor Audu from VIA Concepts. Costumes and accessories by ONTOP Apparel, (Jos Plateau state), a leader in top quality fashion.

Meet the Characters from Our Upcoming Performance of “54 Silhouettes”

54 Silhouettes plays host (see what we did there?) to a multi-cultural array of characters. Photographer Victor Audu captures this with some eye catching photography. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the characters:

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Costumes and accessories by ONTOP Apparel, a leader in top quality fashion. Photography by Victor Audu from VIA Concepts.

This December in ABUJA! Double award winning play 54 Silhouettes LIVE ON STAGE!

Venue: French Institut, Wuse 2, Abuja (Beside Mr. Biggs)
Date: 5th & 6th December
Time: 6pm (pre-show entertainment), 7pm (main show)
Tickets: N2000

1st runner up, BBC African Performance competition, 2011.
Winner, Stratford East/30 Nigeria House award.

Related stories:
A.R.T announces Abuja performance of 54 Silhouettes.
put your creativity to the test with A.R.T’s Creative Interpretation Challenge.
Meet the actors from our upcoming performance of 54 Silhouettes.

Double Award Winning Play Hits Abuja: Meet the Actors

Coming to Abuja this December is a thrilling stage performance of double award winning play 54 Silhouettes written & directed by Africa Ukoh. The play won the 2011 BBC African Performance 1st runner up prize and was one of 30 creative works selected for the 2012 Stratford East/30 Nigeria House prize.

Now, in 2013, after a premiere performance in Jos, Plateau state, which received very positive reviews, African Renaissance Theatre & Entertainment is set to enthrall audiences in Abuja with a performance of 54 Silhouettes.

And who will be the creative talents lighting up the stage? Well, meet the actors:

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Venue: French Institut, Abuja, Wuse 2 (Beside Mr. Biggs)
Date: 5th & 6th December
Time: 6pm (pre-show entertainment), 7pm (main show)
Tickets: N2000

Costumes and accessories by ONTOP Apparels, a leader in top quality fashion.
Photography by Victor Audu from VIA Concepts.

Related stories:
A.R.T announces performance of double award winning play 54 Silhouettes in Abuja.
How creative are you? Put your imagination to the test with A.R.T’s Creative Interpretation Challenge.
Meet the characters from 54 Silhouettes.
Photos from rehearsals of 54 Silhouettes.

The Coolest Theatre Show of the Year is Back! “54 Silhouettes” Comes to Abuja.

Abuja get ready!!! This December the FCT will be thrilled with one of the most creative, and without a doubt the coolest, theatre performances of the year, in Nigeria. Following a mesmerizing premiere performance in Jos, Plateau state, A.R.T will be bringing the double award winning play to the stage in the nation’s capital.

The official poster for Abuja’s performance is a brand new, and absolutely smashing, poster art.

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Venue: French Institut, Wuse 2 (Beside Mr. Biggs)
Date: 5th & 6th December
Time: 6pm (pre-show entertainment), 7pm (main show)
Tickets: N2000

If the performance in Jos is anything to go by, the Abuja edition of 54 Silhouettes promises to be an absolute blast. Receiving rave reviews from the attending audience for its originality and the passionate performances by the ensemble, A.R.T has in its stables a unique tale of today’s Africa told by today’s Africans.

There are lots to come before the performance: dazzling new, promotional, photos, photos from the performance in Jos, audience reviews and a creative writing challenge in which you can win N5000. So strap yourself in and join us for some of the best fun you’ll have for the rest of the year!

The Abuja performance of 54 Silhouettes is proudly supported by:

The French Institut of Nigeria
Leadership Friday
Aso Radio
Elisem Inspired Consult, Nigeria
Garki Gazette
VIA Concepts & Photography
Ontop Apparels
Elixir Entertainment
LOL Magazine
VNT Concepts
Jtimidal Photography
and
Dreams Recreational Park

54 Silhouettes won the 1st runner up position in the 2011 BBC African Performance competition and was awarded the prestigious Stratford East/30 Nigeria House Prize in 2012.

Download the BBC World Service radio version of 54 Silhouettes here.

AFRICAN RENAISSANCE THEATRE & ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS NEW THEATRE FROM AFRICA

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African Renaissance Theatre (A.R.T) proudly presents the premier production of double award winning stage play 54 Silhouettes written and directed by young Nigerian writer Africa Ukoh. The performance will be staged in Jos, Plateau state, at Alliance Français on the 16th of November; and in Abuja, at the French Institut of Nigeria, on the 5th, 6th and 8th of December, 2013.

ABOUT A.R.T
African Renaissance Theatre & Entertainment (A.R.T) is a new age arts movement coming to the world from Nigeria, West Africa. Born out of a deep love, respect, and undying passion for creative excellence, this eclectic-electric arts movement is laid upon the foundation of a simple idea: that this generation of young Africans can come together with a diversity of talent, knowledge and skill to create things profound; things as socially productive as they are artistically divine.

ABOUT THE PLAY
Set in Hollywood, California, 54 Silhouettes tells the tale of Victor Chimezie, a young Nigerian actor pursuing dreams of making it big in the land of ‘glitz and glam’. Victor’s shot comes when his agent lands him a part in an upcoming blockbuster movie – an action-packed popcorn flick set in Nigeria. However, he soon comes to discover the film portrays his country and continent in nothing but stereotypical and derogatory manners.

Victor goes on a personal crusade against the film bringing him into conflict with the executive producer, director, a co-actor and his agent. Values, ideologies, and friendships are strained and tested as Victor fights for the right to be recognized as a man, not a shadow of one.

Without belittling the complexities of our cultural divides the play seeks to probe the issues of the portrayal and perception of Africans, asking the crucial question: who is responsible for the African image?

PAST ACHIEVEMENTS
54 Silhouettes received its first acclaim in 2011, winning the first runner up position in the BBC African Performance competition. In 2012 the play was selected as one of 30 award winners in the prestigious Stratford East/30 Nigeria House project.

You can listen to an abridged version of the play produced by the BBC World Service, here.

Check out other stories on the upcoming performance here, here, here, and here.

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