BOI BOI IS DEAD (2015)

West Yorkshire Playhouse |  Tiata Fahodzi | Watford Palace Theatre

14 February - 7 March West Yorkshire Playhouse

18 March - 28 March Watford Palace Theatre

Finalist 

Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2015

 

Afro-jazz legend, father, lover, playboy, husband, rulebreaker, enigmatic force of nature… Boi Boi is dead. But not forgotten.


Left alone to rebuild her life, Miriam's heartache is interrupted when Boi Boi's reckless ex-wife Stella and traditionalistic brother show up to stake their claim on his name, on his property and to revel in the glory of his fame. Determined to keep her family together, Miriam's life is thrown into turmoil when Stella discovers the secret she shared only with Boi Boi. Will the beguiling Stella be triumphant in the face of Boi Boi's death? Live music entwines with crackling dialogue in this sharp new production.

‘Zodwa Nyoni’s first full-length play is a triumph’ ★★★★ Yorkshire Post


‘…gripping, humorous, poetic and finely acted’★★★★  The Observer


‘…Zodwa Nyoni out as a talent to keep a close eye on.’    Backseat Mafia 

CAST
Petu |  Joseph Adelakun
Boi Boi  | Jack Benjamin
Stella  | Lynette Clarke
Ezra |  Andrew French
Una  | Debbie Korley
Miriam  | Angela Wynter

CREATIVES

Writer | Zodwa Nyoni

Director |  Lucian Msamati

Designer  | Francisco Rodriguez-Weil

Musical Director & Composer |  Michael Henry

Movement Director |  Coral Meesam

Sound Designer |  Simon McCorry

Dramaturg |  Alex Chisholm

Assistant Director (BirkBeck Trainee)  | Tyrrell Jones

Stage Manager |  Alexa Penny

Deputy Stage Manager  | Kate Margretts

Assistant Stage Manager |  Katie Howard

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