Son of the Nile (A play for young people and everyone young at heart) - A Rehearsed Reading + Q&A

Sunday, 25th April 2021

Sunday 25 April 2021 | 6-8pm | Online

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 from 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.

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