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January 8, 2016

Arcola theatre, London


The portrayal of a gay Zimbabwean awaiting the outcome of his application is affecting and direct in Zodwa Nyoni’s monologue

What does it feel like to be seeking sanctuary in the UK, and how are asylum seekers treated? Ishmael is a young gay man w...

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...

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...

May 24, 2014

[........] And as if to confirm the huge current strength of writing and acting in England, this week’s Play, Pie And Pint show, co-produced with West Yorkshire Playhouse, also features a blazing new drama about people on the margins of a failing society. Zodwa Nyoni’s...

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