• New Nigerians

Event Details

Wed 17 Oct - Sat 20 Oct

Time: 7.45pm, matinees 2.30pm Thursday & 2pm Saturday

Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes (no interval)

Venue: Studio

Ticket Information: £16 (concessions available)

Age Recommendations: 16+

Warning: Contains strong language and adult themes.

Book Tickets


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

New Nigerians

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.