Palm Wine & Stout by Segun Lee-French

Directed by Ivan Cutting

At the Maddermarket Theatre Wednesday April 9th at 7.30pm

Tickets £12 (conc. £10)

East Anglia’s regional touring theatre company Eastern Angles are back on the road this Spring with their latest show, Palm Wine & Stout. Written by acclaimed poet and playwright Segun Lee-French, this funny and emotional play is based on the writer’s own visit 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 experiences both the vibrant bustle of modern Nigerian city life and the mysterious rituals of rural African villagers. With half-brother, Femi, as his guide, Taiye’s journey becomes a challenging culture clash incorporating music, dance and host of spiritual ancestors.

Directed by Eastern Angles’ founder and Artistic Director, Ivan Cutting, the play will visit fifty East Anglian venues during March, April and May including the Sir John Mills Theatre in Ipswich and Woodbridge Community Hall. Ivan Cutting said; “This is a fantastic play. We took the show out in 2010 when it got some great feedback from critics and audiences so now we want more people to experience this heart-warming piece of theatre. It’s got some really great atmospheric music, some very funny moments and will certainly strike a chord with anyone familiar with the day-to-day eccentricities and petty politics of village life!”

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