The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives


Baba Segi has three wives, seven children, and a mansion filled with riches. But now he has his eyes on Bolanle, a young university graduate wise to life's misfortunes.
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives at Arcola Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Started: Thursday 7 June 2018
Closed: Saturday 21 July 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 18+

Background


The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives is a scandalous, engrossing tale of sexual politics and family strife in modern-day Nigeria.


Lola Shoneyin's bestselling novel bursts on to the stage in a vivid adaptation by Caine Award-winning playwright Rotimi Babatunde.


Femi Elufowoju, jr directs a multi-talented West African ensemble in the UK premiere production, featuring live Yoruba music, songs and dance.


Synopsis


"Men are like yams, you cut them how you like."


Baba Segi has three wives, seven children, and a mansion filled with riches.


But now he has his eyes on Bolanle, a young university graduate wise to life's misfortunes.


When Bolanle responds to Baba Segi's advances, she unwittingly uncovers a secret which threatens to rock his patriarchal household to the core.


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Theatre


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Box office tel: 020 7503 1646

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 7 June 2018

Closes:Saturday 21 July 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 3-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm


Tickets


Previews:
£22, £19, £15, £12

Standard:
£26, £22, £15, £12

Creatives


Author: Lola Shoneyin
Composer: Oyebade Dosunmu
Lyricist: Oyebade Dosunmu
Director: Femi Elufowoju, jr
Designer: ULTZ
Choreography: Uche Onah

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