Utopia Theatre presents – Iyalode of Eti
Scratch Performance and new play development stage (Excerpts from the Play)
Adapted by Debo Oluwatuminu // Directed by Moji Kareem
Saturday 12th September 2015 – 7:30pm @ Rich Mix
Sunday 13th September 2015 – 7.30pm @ Arcola
A bloody tale of love, betrayal and revenge…
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.
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…
Length: 60 min no interval
Rich Mix Address: Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London, E1 6LA |Box office: 0207 613 7498
Arcola Address: 24 Ashwin St, London, E8 3D | Box Office: 0207 503 1646
Booking: www.richmix.org.uk / www.arcolatheatre.com
For further information, images and interviews please contact:
Debo Adebayo: 07961 103 584 / Debo@mixnsync.com
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.
Free Writers Masterclass for the Rich Mix Youth Take Over Festival 2015
Dates: 18th & 21st August 10:30- 4:30pm
Venue: Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London, E1 6LA | Box office: 0207 613 7498
Utopia Theatre Company was founded in 2012 with the aim of attracting new audiences to the theatre.
Iyalode of Eti is kindly supported by Arts Council England.