Entertainment: “Egusi Soup” at the Soho Theatre London

Egusi Soup is a new play starring, Ellen Thomas, Nick Oshikanlu, Rhoda Ofori-Attah, Anniwaa Buachie and Lace Akpojaro are bringing Egusi Soup to life in 2012!

A fresh and updated version of funny and poignant play from Menagerie Associate Writer and Bruntwood Prize Winner, Janice Okoh is now running in London.  As the Anyias, a British-Nigerian family, pack their suitcases and prepare to head home to Lagos for a memorial service in honour of the late Mr Anyia, they soon realise they will need to get rid of some excess baggage first!  A fast, furious and funny new family drama about intergenerational and cross- cultural relationships. Contains plenty of spicy bits…

Egusi Soup started life with Menagerie with a reading at Sparks; it then premiered as a script-in-hand performance at Hotbed in July 2009 and in October 2009 embarked on tour in a co-production with Eastern Angles. For 2012, Egusi Soup has been brought to life once again with a co-production between Menagerie and Soho Theatre and in association with the Mercury Theatre, Colchester.

We are going to see it next week and cannot wait!  We are especially excites as Ellen Thomas is very supportive of our movement.  She has had an extensive acting career and will be featured on this blog soon so stay tuned!

You can book your tickets here.


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