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Written by Zodwa Nyoni
Directed by James Brining

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Courtyard Theatre


Press Night  Wednesday 14 June, 7.45pm
Sat 10 June – Sat 1 July 2017

Ode to Leeds is a powerful new play by Zodwa Nyoni (Boi Boi Is Dead, West Yorkshire Playhouse), inspired...

November 30, 2016

on being a writer in residence

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...

Finalist 2014-15

Zodwa Nyoni

Play: Boi Boi is Dead

Synopsis: Afro-jazz legend, father, lover, playboy, husband, rule breaker, enigmatic force of nature. Boi Boi is dead. But not forgotten. An arresting exploration of family bonds, overwhelming love and the spirited tenaci...

November 13, 2013

Channel 4 is delighted to announce the winners of the Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme (formerly the Pearson Playwrights’ Scheme), which celebrates and supports emerging British writing talent. 

The winners in Channel 4’s inaugural year of support for the scheme, each of w...

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