The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English

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Explores the archiving of personal, familial, and cultural histories of a first generation British-Nigerian woman of Igbo descent: Tania Nwachukwu.
The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English at Tristan Bates Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Tristan Bates Theatre
Festival:Maiden Speech Festival 2019
Started: Tuesday 5 November 2019
Closes: Saturday 16 November 2019
Running time:45 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English explores the archiving of personal, familial, and cultural histories of a first generation British-Nigerian woman of Igbo descent: Tania Nwachukwu.


As a storyteller recounts a folk tale about a place named Eze and the Kola Tree that grows in the village, we also discover Tania's own modern-day journey to document her history.


The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English serves as a contribution to the resistance of the erasure of the Igbo language, and uses African theatre practices of oral storytelling, call and response, dance, song, and poetry, to challenge Western theatre conventions, investigate the way that methods of documentation change generation by generation, and embrace the importance of telling your own story.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 5 November 2019

Closes:Saturday 16 November 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday 5th November 18:15

Thursday 14th November 19:15

Saturday 16th November 20:30


Matinee:
Sunday 10th November 16:45

Tickets


Standard:
£10

Concessions:
£7.50

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Cast


Tania Nwachukwu

Creatives


Author: Tania Nwachukwu

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