Inspired by William Shakespeare's Macbeth, Makinde is the story of a young British graduate of West African descent who, on the eve of his honeymoon, is summoned from England to Nigeria by a Royal emissary. Absolute power, tyranny, corruption, ambition and revenge override honourable intentions and a clash between West African tradition and British mythology ensues.

Original production

Opening night: 
Original Cast:
Ayandoshu Ayanola Cast
Craig Blake Cast
Alan Cooper Cast
Femi Jr Elufowoju Cast
Chairman Falode Cast
Sesan Ogunledun Cast
Funmi Olowe Cast
Tolani Sarumi Cast
Alan C Cooper Cast
Production Team:
Deola Folarin Director
Neil Austin Lighting Designer
Femi Jr Elufowoju Director / Musical Director
Neil Austin Lighting Designer
Ffinlo Costain Designer
Peter Adegboyega Badejo Movement
Tunji Oyelana Lyrics
Graham Dowdall Composer

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Scripts THM/424/1/3/1 V&A Theatre and Performance Collection  
Photographs THM/424/2/3/4 V&A Theatre and Performance Collection  
Production Records THM/424/1/3/2 V&A Theatre and Performance Collection  
Financial, Legal and Administrational Records THM/424/1/3/3 V&A Theatre and Performance Collection  
Press and Marketing Records THM/424/1/3/4 V&A Theatre and Performance Collection