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Purple Moon Drama present: Jollof Wars

Purple Moon Drama, Jollof Wars, Gail Egbeson, Poplar Union, Theatre, Things to do, East London, Tower Hamlets
Purple Moon Drama, Jollof Wars, Gail Egbeson, Poplar Union, Theatre, Things to do, East London, Tower Hamlets

Purple Moon Drama is back with a new play for Black History Month that explores culture clashes and friendship.

Jollof Wars is a play that started life as a scratch performance by new writing company, The Upsetters, at the off-West End theatre The Bunker in June 2019.

Purple Moon Drama have since commissioned emerging writer, Gail Egbeson, to write a full-length version of the play with support from Lakesha Arie-Angelo, Associate Director at Soho Theatre. After an open-call audition for a cohort of young actors, they are taking it on a Black History Month tour to schools and community theatres as a positive celebration of black culture.

About Jollof Wars

The play is a celebration of the tapestry of different cultures in London, told through the lens of a Nigerian chef and her fiancé arguing about which jollof rice should be served at their wedding. Historically, Africans have debated who makes the flavourful dish best.

To book

To book tickets, please visit Purple Moon Drama’s website.

Cast

Maximus Morgan
Steffi Igbinovia
Jasz Brown
Charmel Koloko
Stephanie Stevens
Bayleigh Clark
Fatoumata Toure
Wiktoria Wabnyc

Creative Team

Writer – Gail Egbeson
Director – Lucy Dear
Assistant Director – Hayley Konadu
Producers – Cheryl Ndione, Marcus Bernard, Simone Watson
MasterClasses -Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, Aretha Ayeh
Dramaturg – Lakesha Arie-Angelo

About Purple Moon

Purple Moon Drama create opportunities for young people and emerging artist to play, perform and make connections.

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The script development is being supported by Soho Theatre and East End Community Foundation.

Wed 23 October 8pm-9pm

£9 / £10 OTD
Age range: 12+

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