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February 22, 2015

Boi Boi Is Dead, but his spirit still walks the Earth, observing the effects of his demise on those closest to him and playing the trumpet melodies that earned him fame for a while (cool-with-bite Afro-jazz, composed by Michael Henry). The setting is urban Zimbabwe – h...

February 20, 2015

Leeds-based, Zimbabwe-born young playwright Zodwa Nyoni’s first full-length play is a triumph. 
 At the opening night in the Courtyard Theatre the audience was hugely supportive and Nyoni deserved the extended applause at the end of what is a very assured and mature de...

February 19, 2015

Developed after a year-long Channel 4 writer’s residency at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Zodwa Nyoni’s first full-length play opens the new season here with a compelling story of cultural collision that also deals with the intergenerational interplay between parental ties...

February 17, 2015

The most powerful weapon in a wannabe playwright’s arsenal? Lists, and lots of them, writes Zodwa Nyoni

When I started writing for theatre in 2010 I was coming at it from a poetry background. Five years earlier, aged 16, I joined Leeds Young Authors, a community-based p...

February 2, 2015

The design of this first full length play, Boi Boi is Dead by Zodwa Nyoni, is the clue to grasping its unusual and delicate dramatic logic; at once full of realism and yet carefully sketched in a series of episodes, tableaux even, each building towards the emotional he...

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