Written and directed by British Nigerian playwright Gbolahan Obisesan, How Nigeria Became: A Story, and A Spear That Didn’t Work commemorates the centenary of Nigeria as part of Black History Month at the Unicorn.
An original play about the British involvement in the slave trade, performed where William Wilberforce began his abolition campaign; written by emerging playwright Matilda ibini; Set between the abolition of the slave trade act and the abolition of slavery. The story takes place on a sugar plantation in Barbados in 1807. It gives an insight into the lives of the plantation family and their slaves.
30th September – 25th October 2014
Rachel – Finborough Theatre
Rediscovered by Finborough Theatre Artistic Director Neil McPherson, Rachel is a genuinely lost landmark of American theatre – the first play by an African American woman ever produced professionally. Directed by exciting young director Ola Ince, as part of Black History Month, the European premiere of Rachel opens at the multi award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season.
London and Nationwide throughout October