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Utopia Theatre presents Son of the Nile by Afeif Ismail – online rehearsed reading + Q&A


Sunday 25 April 2021 | 6-8 pm | Online

This month, we present, Son of the Nile (A play for young people and all those young at heart) by Afeif
Ismail. It will be live streamed on Sunday 25 April 2021 at 6pm, via Zoom.
Directed by Mojisola Elufowoju.
Hosted by educator and playwright Dr Anita Franklin.


Afeif Ismail's SON OF THE NILE is a magical, hilarious and moving play set on the banks of the great River
Nile in Sudan. The story is told by the River itself, and what follows is a thrilling, roaring story of a Chief's
broken promise with the beautiful and just crocodile Queen of The Nile and the attempts to put this
crime right.


CEO and Artistic Director, Mojisola Elufowoju FRSA, said: “Having read a number of plays from the West,
South and East of Africa, I was in search of plays from North Africa and came across Son of the Nile by
Afeif Ismail, co-transcreated form Arabic by Vivienne Ismail. I was pleasantly surprised by the plot
structure and how similar the story is to a number of folktales that I read as a young person growing up in
Nigeria. I was struck by the rarity of plays from North Africa translated into English and thought that this
particular piece will work really well read online. The story is epic and spiced with wry humour that invites
us to laugh at humanity and ourselves and it is suitable for all ages”.


The cast includes: Gabriel Akamo; Ayo Oyebade; Maynard Eziashi; Tayo Aluko; Ruth Pitter; Yoma Smith;
Estella Daniels; Oseloka Obi; Caleb Obediah; Mojisola Elufowoju; Christelle Pellecuer; Rachel Da Gerang;
Marilyn Nadebe; Tatenda Matsvai and Madeline Appiah.


Son of the Nile will be live streamed on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 6pm. Tickets are available now via
African Theatre at Home. To book tickets, please visit www.utopiatheatre.co.uk/our-work.  Tickets are £6
for the livestream.

 

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