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January 28, 2017

Zodwa Nyoni: “You have to cry a little bit, drink some tea, eat cake and power through.”

Playwright Zodwa Nyoni and director Alex Chisholm talk about the process of creating Nine Lives, a drama about LGBT asylum seekers that opens at the Arcola this month.

Alex Chisholm:...

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...

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...

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