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Three To See on 7 Jun: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, Cyst-er Act, I Am Of Ireland

By | Published on Thursday 31 May 2018

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives | Arcola Theatre | 7 Jun-21 Jul
“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.” An adaptation by award winning playwright Rotimi Babatunde of Lola Shoneyin’s bestselling novel about sexual politics and family strife in modern-day Nigeria. See this page here for more.

Cyst-er Act | Ovalhouse | 7-9 Jun
This sounds really interesting, a “messy, musical ritual” by Catherine Hoffmann, who draws on her personal experience of having an ovary removed and the stories of of other women’s womb difficulties in an attempt to uncover lost knowledge about women’s bodies and how these womb things occur through the entertaining media of gospel, “ovary blues” and death metal musical numbers…. Click here for all the details.

I Am Of Ireland | Old Red Lion Theatre | 5-30 Jun
“‘A HUNDRED THOUSAND WELCOMES!’ But is the myth of open-hearted Ireland which her sons, daughters and visitors love, gone? Humour remains, sectarianism declines but racist violence is on the up – ask the new black priest Father Flannagan. As faith and idealism wane can Catholic Mary, Republican Dominic or Loyalist Derek still believe now, now, NOW?” The latest from regular collaborators Seamus Finnegan, writer of the piece, and director Ken McClymont. All the info and ticket-bookery right about here.

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