Silverbird Entertainment Centre, Royalhouse of Gold Productions and African Renaissance Theatre Present the Premier Production of SLEEP SEF NA WAHALA

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SLEEP SEF NA WAHALA written by Africa Ukoh, directed by Williams Obasi

The stage is set, the lights are blazing and RoyalHouse of Gold Production (RHoGP) is back with another remarkable play from its 2016 theatre season. RHoG has teamed up with African Renaissance Theatre (A.R.T.) to present the premier production of Sleep Sef Na Wahala, a play written by Africa Ukoh and directed by Williams Obasi.

Venue: The Silverbird Galleria, Abuja.

Date: On 13th, 14th and 15th of May, 2016.

Time: 6:PM, daily.

 ABOUT THE PLAY

Sleep sef na wahala is a comedy about Amaechi, a half-employed-and-half-unemployed part time worker and full time slave.

After a soul-crushing 72 hour work shift, all Amaechi wants is sleep. Unfortunately for Amaechi, his landlady wants him. His neighbour also wants him. The police want him. Even the friendly neighbourhood preacher wants him. Amaechi just wants sleep. But does sleep want Amaechi?

Shortlisted for the 2009 Abuja Writers’ Forum competition, this hilarious piece of theatre promises big laughs and great entertainment after the week’s wahala.

 ABOUT THE PERFORMING COMPANIES

Royalhouse of Gold Production is dedicated to delivering top quality theatrical content to Abuja as an alternative source of leisure and relaxation.

African Renaissance Theatre (A.R.T) is a new age arts movement whose vision is to see Abuja become the theatrical capital of Nigeria.

Both companies, in collaboration with Silverbird Entertainment Centre, are excited to offer an evening of fun and laughter to the FCT.

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Back and Better: Resurrection Laughter Season 3

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The Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON) Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral in collaboration with Bluetooth Entertainment once again presents RESURRECTION LAUGHTER ON EASTER DAY, a night of comedy, music and dance. featuring the best, fresh and sizzling talents and materials Uncut – and censored, with the hilarious McBluetooth (HOST COMEDIAN )

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Tickets are selling out fast so grab yours as soon as probable.
DATE; 5th of April 2015
Red carpet; 4pm prompt
VENUE; The parish Hall Area 3 catholic church Garki Abuja Nigeria
Tickets
Regular- 1,000 naira
VIP (Table of 5)- 10,000 naira

ATTA AND OTEH TEAM UP FOR PLAY PREMIERE AT TERRA KULTURE

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This November, playwright Sefi Atta and theatre director Patrick-Jude Oteh team up for the production of “Last Stand,” featuring the acclaimed Jos Repertory Theatre.

“Last Stand” is the first in a new series of modern Nigerian family dramas written by Atta, and the play is about a battle of wills between a dying general and his estranged heirs.

When General Mashood Balogun on his deathbed decides to leave his estate to his first son Rotimi, bypassing his daughters, he creates an uproar in his family. Rotimi, a medical doctor, refuses to step into his father’s shoes, and his father stands firm in his bid to make Rotimi his successor.

As the Balogun family conflict plays out, Rotimi in the end is forced to look after his dying father. But who will win the final face-off between father and son?

“Last Stand” premieres @
Terra Kulture
Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
3 p.m. and 6 p.m
Tickets are available at Terra Kulture and Quintessence.

Patrick-Jude Oteh is a trained theatre director and holds a Master of Theatre Arts and a Master of International Law and Diplomacy, with an emphasis on international economic law. He is the founding artistic director of the Jos Repertory Theatre as well as the festival producer of the annual Jos Festival of Theatre currently in its ninth season. He holds fellowships with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C., the Brademas Center for the Study of Congress at New York University, and the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP).

Sefi Atta is the author of novels “Everything Good Will Come” (2005), “Swallow” (2010), “A Bit of Difference” (2013), and the short story collection “News From Home” (2010). Her radio plays have been broadcast by BBC Radio, and her stage plays have been produced internationally. Her recent stage credits include her one-act plays “The Naming Ceremony,” which was directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa and premiered at London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East in 2012, and “Hagel auf Zamfara,” which was directed by Nick Monu and finished its two-year run at Germany’s Theatre Krefeld in 2013

“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

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.

Photos from Reading Rehearsals of “54 Silhouettes”

Check out pictures from reading rehearsals of our upcoming theatre production. 54 Silhouettes written & directed by Africa Ukoh. All photos by Victor Audu.

Venue: Alliance Française, Jos.
Date:16th November.
Time: 5pm.
Tickets: #500

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Check out other stories on the upcoming performance.

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Vera Ephraim storms South Africa with “Transformations”

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Showing on Friday 1st of March Photo:Kok/topkok.com
The Dancer in this combined art piece explores the positive and negative sides of her life, shows her doubts and fears, her submission to a strong African tradition, to finally discover her true colours and creative abilities. She pours them out over a giant canvas, thus painting new possibilities and sharing her victory with us.

La Danseuse, dans cette oeuvre d’art combine, explore les cotes positifs et négatifs de sa vie, expose ses doutes et ses peurs, sa soumission a une forte tradition africaine, pour finalement découvrir sa vraie personnalité et ses aptitudes créatives. Elle les verse sur une toile géante, peignant ainsi de nouvelles possibilités et partageant sa victoire avec nous.

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Resurrection Laughter! An Easter Day event.

ABUJA! This Easter something hilariously spectacular (how’s that for hyperbole?) is coming to you.

A.R.T is proud to announce that as part of our Theatre Support Program (TSP) we will be working with the Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON) to bring you: RESURRECTION LAUGHTER! on Easter Day.

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Ressurection laughter on Easter Day is going to be a fun-filled event hosted by Mc Bluetooth® and Co-hosted by D2® – both guilty of cracking ribs since 1990 (True story! We once testified against them in Comedy Court).

TOP TALENTS of Abuja will be out for this one, with special guest appearances and performances by: Willywilly and Yaks Man of Wazobia fm, Onome di Saint cfr., Wahala cfr., (that’s Comedian of the Federal Repblic for una wey no sabi) Fred Bright, 6 Foot Plus, Gully Ryder, Maggic Steppers, G-Next, D Elevators and a ton of others. (For real, we put them on a scale and they actually weigh a ton.)

If you’re spending Easter in the FCT then you have to be there! If you’re not spending Easter in the FCT, then you better start changing your plans.

Ah but we hear you asking Where? When? And how much e go cost?

VENUE: THE LAWN TENNIS COURT @AREA 3 PRO-CATHEDRAL

DATE: MARCH 31s

TICKETS:
N5000 – FAMILY (Table for 6)
N3000 – VIP (Table for4)
N500 – REGULAR (Table for… erm…)

It’s going to be non-stop laughter and fun at the Resurrection Laughter show (seriously, if you no gree laugh we go fine you!).

There will be FREE recharge cards to be won and Barbecue (go ahead and lick your lips) as side attractions. Also, the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF)will be providing FREE Genotype testing, so if you don’t know yours (abi you don forget) this is an easy opportunity. Knowing your genotype can save lives, relationships and marriages.

Resurrection laughter is POWERED BY:

A.R.T – African Renaissance Theatre & Ent.
@ART_ent

SCAF – Sickle Cell Aid Foundation
@SCAF_nigeria

URBAN REALITY TV

and

@justnation5 Graphics Design

To find out more about our Theatre Support Program check here and here.