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Wedlock of the Gods
On from 18 Sep 2010 till 18 Sep 2010
Cochrane Theatre
by Zulu Sofola
Genre(s): New Writing, Drama

Tickets: £10 - £20

About: Wedlock of the Gods

The Virgo Foundation in association with the Cochrane Theatre presents:

A Charity Gala Performance and European Premiere

by Zulu Sofola

Wedlock of the Gods is a tragic drama that has its roots in the ritual of death and mourning.
A young girl is given away in marriage to a man whom she neither knows nor loves.Her parents are in desperate need of the dowry money to cure her sick brother. When the new husband dies unexpectedly events take on a new twist.Following in the custom of leviration the young girl is expected to mourn for three months and then marry her dead husband's brother.
The young girl, exasperated, rebels in the face of age old custom and tradition. What would be the consequences of such a defiant act of rebellion?

Zulu Sofola is Africa's first female playwright. Her plays include KING EMENE-TRAGEDY OF A REBELLION, THE WIZARD OF LAW, THE SWEET TRAP, MEMORIES IN THE MOONLIGHT amongst others.
She was born in Nigeria on June 22nd 1935. She was the first published female author in Nigeria and the first African female to chair a department of Theatre Arts. She was a founding member of the famous Ibadan Players. She regularly directed and starred in performances of classic texts and her own works at the University of Ibadan Arts theatre to great acclaim.

Wedlock of the Gods is the directorial debut of actor Wale Ojo. He has played most theatres in the country including the Royal National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, The Royal Court theatre and the Young Vic. He has numerous film and TV credits amongst which are: No 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY, NBC STUDIO's THE PHILANTROPIST anddue for release in 2011 John Martin Mcdonagh's THE GUARD with Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle.

Saturday 18th September @ 7:30 pm

Tickets: £20 per adult (£10 concessions)

Box Office: 020 7269 1606


All proceeds go to the Virgo Foundation. For more information please visit

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