Iyalode of Eti (The Duchess of Malfi)
A bloody tale of love, betrayal and revenge…
Adapted by Debo Oluwatuminu // Directed by Moji Kareem
Iyalode of Eti is a unique West African transposition of one of the greatest dramas ever written, John Webster's masterpiece, The Duchess of Malfi.
Scratch Performance and new play development stage (Excerpts from the Play)
The recently widowed Iyalode - a young, beautiful chief - longs to marry her low-born lover, Oguntade. Her brothers vehemently forbid it, but the Iyalode secretly marries and gives birth. If the brothers discover the deceit, a trail of torture, torment, betrayal and murder could follow...
Growing up in a Yoruba culture with rich tradition and language, I was enthralled by the language and world that Webster paints - Moji Kareem
In the build up to the performances, Utopia Theatre is offering a free writers’ masterclass for 18-25 year old aspiring playwrights as part of the Rich Mix Youth Take Over Festival 2015. Over two days in August, playwright Debo Oluwatuminu will draw on his experience of adapting The Duchess of Malfi for playwrights seeking to develop their skills in adapting classics for the stage and screen.
Adapted by Debo Oluwatuminu | Directed by Moji Kareem: | Musical Director Juwon Ogunbe:
Utopia Theatre Company was founded in 2012 with the aim of attracting new audiences to the theatre.
Info: Iyalode of Eti by Utopia Theatre will be at Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London, E1 6LA | Box office: 0207 613 7498 on 12th September, 7:30pm | Book tickets | Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin St, London, E8 3D | Box Office: 0207 503 1646 on 13th September, 7:30pm | Book tickets | Length: 60 min no interval
Free Writers Masterclass for the Rich Mix Youth Take Over Festival 2015 on 18th & 21st August 10:30- 4:30pm at Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London, E1 6LA
Box office: 0207 613 7498
Tickets: Free | Booking: www.richmix.org.uk
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