Yorkshire Post| Theatre reviews: Boi Boi is Dead ****

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 debut exploring the dynamics of a complex family set-up in Zimbabwe. 


 

Miriam is lover to (recently deceased) charismatic jazz musician Boi Boi, mother to son Petu (the product of a previous relationship) and surrogate mother to Una since the girl’s mother Stella left 12 years earlier when she was a small child. Now that Boi Boi is dead, estranged wife Stella returns with her own agenda along with Boi Boi’s older brother Ezra, who comes home for the funeral from England where he now lives.....Read more at Yorkshire Post 
 

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