The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin
Arcola Theatre
7 June - 21 July 2018

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives

“Men are like yam, you cut them how you like.”


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. Femi Elufowoju jr directs a multi-talented West African ensemble in the UK premiere production featuring live Yoruba music songs and dance.



Info: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives is at the Arcola Theatre until 21 July 2018 | book tickets | read review





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