Palm Wine & Stout
Thursday, April 10, 2014
19:30 - All Ages
Jubilee Hall (map)
Written by acclaimed poet, composer and playwright Segun Lee-French this funny and emotional play is based on the writer’s own journey back to a small Nigerian village in search of his father. The story, which focuses on Taiye, a young British man on a quest to find out more about his African heritage, draws some fascinating parallels with English village life. Along the way Taiye meets up with his half-brother, Femi, and a challenging culture clash ensues incorporating music, dance and whole host of entertaining ancestors.
Palm Wine & Stout premiered in 2010 when it received fantastic feedback from audiences and critics. Now we are touring the show to a wider audience. This play will strike a chord with those familiar with the amusing eccentricities and petty politics of the village!
What’s on Stage
“Ivan Cutting’s production is gloriously theatrical”
The Public Reviews
“A tale of pride and tenderness, money and mourning that is
warm, sharp, funny and refreshingly challenging”
“This play sizzles with energy and ideas”
East Anglian Daily Times