A Royal Court and Young Vic Collaboration

Written by: Yunior García Aguilera (Cuba), Rotimi Babatunde (Nigeria), Marcos Barbosa (Brazil), Tanya Barfield (US) and Gbolohan Obisesan (UK)
Directed by: Rufus Norris
Venue: A Young Vic and Royal Court co-production
25th of January 2013 — 23rd of February 2013

The journey of Yoruba culture, tradition and religion, as it moved through slavery from West Africa to the Americas, is one of the most powerful stories of exploitation, resistance and survival that has never been told.

The Royal Court Theatre has been working with playwrights from five countries where the Yoruban legacy has had great impact on contemporary life: Tanya Barfield (US), Rotimi Babatunde (Nigeria), Marcos Barbosa (Brazil), Yunior Garcia Aguilera (Cuba) and Gbolahan Obisesan (UK).

Watch this space for the dates, venue and tickets going on sale to be announced.

Full description

The journey of Yoruba culture, tradition and religion, as it moved through slavery from West Africa to the Americas, is one of the most powerful stories of exploitation, resistance and survival that has never been told.

The Royal Court Theatre has been working with playwrights from five countries where the Yoruban legacy has had great impact on contemporary life: Tanya Barfield (US), Rotimi Babatunde (Nigeria), Marcos Barbosa (Brazil), Yunior Garcia Aguilera (Cuba) and Gbolahan Obisesan (UK).

The writers are working with director, Rufus Norris, to create a theatrical exploration of this Diaspora across the Atlantic and back.

Watch this space for the dates, venue and tickets going on sale to be announced.

Creatives

Written by Yunior García Aguilera (Cuba), Rotimi Babatunde (Nigeria), Marcos Barbosa (Brazil), Tanya Barfield (US) and Gbolohan Obisesan (UK)
Directed by Rufus Norris
Artistic Producer Elyse Dodgson

Cast

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Partners (funders, sponsors, co-commissioners)

Partners

A Royal Court and Young Vic Collaboration

The Yoruba project was developed with the support of the British Council and the Genesis Foundation as part of International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project.

Show Times

To be announced

Ticket prices –

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In association with the National Theatre Studio

Supported by Arts Council London