9 Oct - 9 Nov 2014
How Nigeria Became: A Story, And a Spear That Didn't Work
Written and directed by Gbolahan Obisesan
Unicorn Theatre

How Nigeria Became at the Unicorn Theatre How Nigeria Became at the Unicorn Theatre

It's 1914, one hundred years ago exactly, and Nigeria is about to be formed. Herbert and his well-known troupe of female actors are preparing to stage a story for the British Governor and his wife.


The story of the Spear of Shango is about a brave young woman who must use her strength and agility to save her father's kingdom. But there's a problem, the story doesn't quite fit with the governor's vision of a united country...


This colourful and quick-witted production offers a creative insight into Nigeria's beginnings in 1914.


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.


Info: How Nigeria Became: A Story, And a Spear That Didn't Work is at the Unicorn Theatre from 9 Oct - 9 Nov 2014 | Book tickets





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