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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...

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...

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...

June 16, 2014

[.......] Presented as part of the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint event series, this is one of the most alarmingly relevant plays you’ll have seen in this building for a while. The nature of A Play, a Pie and a A Pint means it is able to be fleet-f...

June 1, 2014

If you’re a lover of plays, pies and pints, then it’s well worth popping along to the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s new aptly named ‘A Play, A Pie and A Pint’ programme, which does exactly what it says in the title: it offers audiences the chance to see some new, work-in-...

Zodwa Nyoni’s list of accomplishments runs pretty long. In fact, I’m going to guess that if you aren’t aware already, you’re going to be surprised at the full extent of what she has achieved at only 25. Based in Leeds and a member of the great programme Young Inscribe;...

October 23, 2013

 Postgraduate writing student Zodwa Nyoni from the School of Performance and Cultural Industries has won a prestigious Channel 4 Playwrights’ Bursary for her one act play Boi-Boi is Dead.

The award will give Zodwa the chance to spend a year in residency at West Yorkshir...

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