Wed 17 Oct - Sat 20 Oct
Time: 7.45pm, matinees 2.30pm Thursday & 2pm Saturday
Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes (no interval)
Ticket Information: £16 (concessions available)
Age Recommendations: 16+
Warning: Contains strong language and adult themes.
Presented by: Arcola Theatre
Writer: Oladipo Agboluaje
Directed by: Rosamunde Hutt
Designed by: Jemima Robinson
Lighting Designed by: Richard Williamson
Sound Designed by: Chris Drohan
Nigeria: ‘the Giant of Africa’. Conservatives rule over the biggest economy on the continent, and one of the largest and youngest populations in the world. What if the people wanted something different? What if they got it? As time runs out to build a coalition, can Greatness Ogholi win power without losing his integrity? Could this the beginning of a new Nigeria?
A sparkling satire on the state of populism in our politics, New Nigerians is the smash-hit new comedy from Oladipo Agboluaje (winner of the Alfred Fagon award for playwriting). Hackney-born Nigerian playwright Oladipo Agboluaje is a significant force in Black British theatre, described by Time Out as an “exciting, vital new voice” whose writing The Guardian said had a “sharp, satiric eye”.
Following a sold-out run at London’s Arcola Theatre, Rosamunde Hutt’s side-splitting production arrives in York for six performances only.
“Suffused with warmth, hopefulness and humour, New Nigerians is no ordinary political satire.” ★★★★ The Stage
“Packed with killer lines and comic characters” – Exeunt
Don't miss the Post Show Discussion after the 7.45pm performance on Thursday 18.