Lola Shoneyin‘s bestselling novel, The Secret Lives Of Baba Segi’s Wives, will be taking over London theatre this summer, from June 7 to July 21.
This new re-adaptation by award-winning playwright, Rotimi Babatunde of Bombay Republic, will be set at the Arcola Theatre, London, according to the Arcola theatre Instagram page,
Rotimi’s prior work includes a Caine prize-winning story on Nigerian soldiers who fought in the Burma campaign during World War II.
The cast includes Jumoké Fashola (Inspirit, BBC Radio London’sSunday Breakfast Show), Christina Oshunniyi (Ife, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Africa Center; One Session, First Star Studios), Layo-Christina Akinlude (The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s Globe; The Cane, Bush Theatre), and Marcy Dolapo Oni (Iya-Ile, Soho Theatre; The Marcy Project, OHTV) as Baba Segi and his wives.
The cast will also include Ayo-Dele Edwards, Tania Nwachukwu, Diana Yekinni, Ayan De First, and Usifu Jalloh.
Femi Elufowoju Jnr will direct the multi-talented West African ensemble in the UK premiere production, featuring live Yoruba music, songs and dance
Arcola Theatre & The Elufowoju Ensemble present …
THE SECRET LIVES OF BABA SEGI’S WIVES
Dates: Thursday 7th June to Saturday 21st July
Venue: Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL
Times: Monday – Saturday, 7.30pm
All Saturdays and Wed 18 July, 3pm matinee
No shows on Sundays
Tickets: From £12
Box Office: 020 7503 1646
More Info: 07946811253 (WhatsApp Only)
SYNOPSIS: Baba Segi has three wives, seven children, and a mansion filled with riches. But now he has his eyes on Bolanle, a young university graduate wise to life’s misfortunes. When Bolanle responds to Baba Segi’s advances, she unwittingly uncovers a secret which threatens to rock his patriarchal household to the core.
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives is a scandalous, engrossing tale of sexual politics and family strife in modern-day #Nigeria. Lola Shoneyin’s bestselling novel bursts on to the stage in a vivid adaptation by Caine Award-winning playwright Rotimi Babatunde.