A funny and poignant debut play from Bruntwood Prize Winning Writer, Janice Okoh.
As the Anyia’s, a British-Nigerian family, pack their suitcases and prepare to head home to Lagos for a memorial service in honour of the late Mr Anyia, they soon realise they will need to get rid of some excess baggage first!
A fast, furious and funny new family drama about intergenerational and cross- cultural relationships. Contains plenty of spicy bits…
Menagerie is one of the UK’s leading independent new writing theatre companies, seeking out and supporting talented writers in order to develop and produce innovative new theatre. As well as touring widely, Menagerie curates and produces the annual Hotbed Festival in Cambridge.
NB. There is a post-show talk on Tuesday 29th May which all ticket holders are welcome to attend.
Mrs Anyia – Ellen Thomas
Two time EMMA Award Best Actress Nominee
Grace – Rhoda Ofori-Attah
Otieno (Southwark Playhouse) – Critic’s Choice Time Out, ★★★★Times
Anne – Anniwaa Buachie
Alan Bates Outstanding Newcomer Award Winner 2007
Dele – Nick Oshikanlu
Director for acclaimed African Theatre company, Tiata Fahodzi.
Mr Emmanuel – Lace Akpojaro
The Ladykillers (Gielgud Theatre)
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‘Okoh’s play is punchy and funny, and generates much laughter of recognition.’ -Stage
‘…the insights into family life are vivid and well played, and as these 90 minutes go on it all gets richer and more compelling.’ Times
‘…contemporary questions of belonging, parenthood and multiculturalism…run alongside her excellent eye for humour.’ Spoonfed
‘The visual comedy throughout Egusi soup and the punch-lines delivered with them are a winning combination…’ The Public Reviews
‘Okoh has penned a delightful and laugh out loud comedy.’ A Younger Theatre
‘Something for all ages…It is definitely worth catching.’ Afridiziak
‘Hilarious…this company really knows how to tell a story with lots of punch as well as humour.’
★★★★ Evening Standard (on Menagerie’s Stand By Your Van 2009)
- Janice Okoh
- Paul Bourne
- Mrs Anyia
- Ellen Thomas
- Rhoda Ofori-Attah
- Nick Oshikanlu
- Anniwaa Buachie
- Mr Emmanuel
- Lace Akpojaro