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The Burial
On from 02 May 2013 till 11 May 2013
The Albany
by Bola Agbaje
Genre(s): New Writing, Drama

Tickets: £8.00 - £14.00 - Thursday 2 May (preview) all tickets £8

About: The Burial

A new play by award-winning writer Bola Agbaje.

Funmi has it all: a career, doting husband and a comfortable life in London... until the day her father dies and his two Nigerian wives arrive in a flurry of designer shoes and polished fingernails to clash over his burial arrangements. Born a Muslim, married a Christian and with new-found Buddhist beliefs, Funmi is forced to confront the past and her own faith to end the war over her father's body.

This lively new satire by award-winning playwright Bola Agbaje explores how the conflicting traditions and religious tensions of one family reveal an unlikely respect for their Nigerian and British-Nigerian cultures.

Bola Agbaje won the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in affiliated theatre for her first play Gone Too Far, received an Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright in 2008 and has seen her other plays, including Belong and Off the Endz, performed in major theatres across London. The playwright-turned-filmmaker has adapted the screenplay from her first play, Gone Too Far, with a release planned for autumn 2013.

Directed by Franko Figueirdo.

Reviews

'A sharp witty observer of London life'
The Guardian on Bola Agbaje

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