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The Stage | Boi Boi is Dead ****

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 and youthful aspiration.

 

It is a freshly minted statement from this Leeds-based writer, who skilfully interconnects universal themes with her Zimbabwean heritage, framed through vibrant characters and a plot centred on the funeral of a successful Afro-jazz trumpeter: Boi Boi may have joined a jam session in the sky, but his legacy is a discordant family where too much bad blood is buried, leaving the female characters to dig up past secrets while trying to cope without the man who dominated their lives.....Read more at The Stage 

 

 

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