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Things Fall Apart

By Biyi Bandele
Setting: 
South East Nigeria in late 1800s
Cast total: 
13
Male cast: 
9
Female cast: 
4

Synopsis

Things Fall Apart is a theatrical adaptation of the Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe's 1958 novel. The play focuses on the story of Okonkwo and the destruction of his tribe, the Igbo.

Original production

Opening night: 
12/06/1997
Original Cast:
Janice Acquah Unoka / Nwoye
Freddie Annobil-Dodoo Odukwe / Ekwueme / Ikemefune
Stephen Blagrove Amalinze
Clarion John Chukwurah Ochendu / Nwakibi / Chinyere
Antonia Coker Evil Forest / Ekwefi / Nneka/ Ajofia
Andrew French Abierika
Marcia Hewitt Ezinma / Priestess / Enoch
Yomi A  Michaels Okonowo / Ezeugo
Innocent Okorie Chukwudi / Maduka / One Handed Spirit
Chukwuma Okoye Young Okonowo / Ezeugo
Gogo Ombo Ombo Uzowulu / Head Messenger / Mr Kiaga / Interpreter
Tristan Sharps District Commissioner / Rev Brown
Jax Williams Okoye / Ezeudu / Ojiugo
Production Team:
Chuck Mike Director

Publications

Title Year Publisher NT Library
Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe Heinemann No

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Playscript MPS 7641 British Library