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.

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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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PAW Studios Presents: Ahmed Yerima’s “The Wives” In September

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Four Women, A dead body and a Party

The Wives returns to the stage this September full of mystery and intrigue. This dark comedy pulls a twist which will keep you at the edge of your seat from the beginning to the end

Cecilia, Angela, Tobi and Auntimi are four women trapped in a web of lies spun by their billionaire benefactor Gbadegeshin. Accusations of murder , incest and inheritance fraud are rife between the women. This is further compounded by Gbadegeshin’s family insisting on upholding tradition.

Read the reviews from the last edition here http://dailyindependentnig.com/2012/11/paws-the-wives-set-for-thrilling-finale-at-terra-kulture/
Prof Ahmed Yerima’s twist on this beautifully woven tale of polygamy is witty, humourous and full of lessons for all

Venue : Terrakulture, Plot 1376 Tiamiyu Savage Street. VI Lagos
Date:6th September 2014
Time : 1pm, 4pm, 7pm
Starring EVAEZI ,Cool FM’s Kaylah Oniwo, Olawunmi Heavens, Odenike, Patrick Diabuah, David Azeez

Written by Prof Ahmed Yerima
Directed by Kenneth Uphopho
Tickets: N5000, N3500 and N2000 ( students with ID)
For ticket enquiries call 08188132198/08037177106 or email theatre@pawstudios .com.ng

It is rated PG13 due to the Scenography

This is a PAWSTUDIOS production

Recommended

Category: literature

Sub category: play, drama, theatre

Title: Phèdre (alt: Phaedra)

Author: Jean Baptiste Racine

About: Phaedra, wife of Theseus, king of Athens, step-mother to Hippolytus. Seeded deep in Phaedra’s heart is a dark secret: an uncontrollable love, lust even, which she has for her step-son Hippolytus. When word arrives Athens that Theseus has died at the war front, Phaedra seizes the opportunity to feed her desire and confesses to Hippolytus her passion for him. Hippolytus spurns her. But that is least of Phaedra’s worries because word reaches Athens once again that Theseus is actually alive and making his way back home. And Hippolytus wishes to speak with his father, urgently.

Thoughts: written during the French renaissance, this is one of the most heart-rending, thought-provoking plays you will ever read. A true renaissance classic. Available for free in most online libraries (if you can’t find it in a bookshop). Readers may be unfamiliar with historical and cultural references so don’t be shy to research for clarity where necessary.