The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize - Finalist 2014-2015

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 tenacity of a new generation.


West Yorkshire Playhouse

Tiata Fahodzi

Watford Palace Theatre

Cast Breakdown:

BOI-BOI (deceased) *Note actor must be able to play trumpet at a professional level

MIRIAM - Boi-Boi’s girlfriend

STELLA - Boi-Boi’s wife

EZRA - Boi-Boi’s elder brother

UNA - Boi-Boi and Stella’s daughter

PETU - Miriam’s son from first marriage

Set: interior house in a township of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

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