Death And The King's Horseman [Drama On 3]

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2014071320160103 (R3)Wole Soyinka's dramatic portrayal of colonial Nigeria in the 1940s.

Series of drama performances, ranging from experimental works to the Classics

2014071320160103 (R3)

Death And The King's Horseman

by Wole Soyinka

In celebration of Wole Soyinka's 80th birthday, a drama based on a real event in 1940s Nigeria. A colonial district officer intervenes to prevent a local man committing ritual suicide

Death And The King's Horseman is considered to be Professor Soyinka's greatest play. In awarding Soyinka the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986, the Swedish Academy drew special attention to Death and the King's Horseman as evidence of his talent for combining Yoruban and European culture into a unique kind of poetic drama.

Composer and Musical director, Juwon Ogungbe.

A new production of the drama by Nobel Prize-winning writer Wole Soyinka, based on real events in 1940s Nigeria. A colonial district officer intervenes to prevent a local man committing ritual suicide - with far reaching consequences.

Praise Singer - Jude Akuwudike

Elesin - Danny Sapani

Iyaloja - Claire Benedict

Market Woman/Bride/singer - Rakie Ayola

Market Woman 2/singer - Hazel Holder

Market Woman 3/singer - Ayo-Dele Edwards

Simon Pilkings - Jonathan Keeble

Jane Pilkings - Zoë Tapper

Sergeant Amusa - Anthony Ofoegbu

Joseph - Maynard Eziashi

Olunde - Adetomiwa Edun

Musicians, Yaw Asumadu and Wale Ogungbe

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.