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Tunde Ikoli

1955-Present Day

Born: London, UK, 1955

Biography

Tunde Ikoli was born in London’s East End to a Cornish mother and a Nigerian father. After leaving school at 15 he spent two years as a trainee tailor’s cutter, before writing and co-directing Tunde’s Film shown at the London, Edinburgh, Mannheim and San Francisco film festivals. The film led to a job at the Royal Court Theatre as Assistant Director where his productions included Mustapha Matura’s Play Mas. His first play Short Sleeves in Summer was produced at the Royal Court Theatre in 1974. Since 1977 Ikoli’s plays have been produced at a number of theatres including Bush Theatre, Riverside Studios, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and the Tricycle Theatre.

Productions

Soul Night

Soul Night

Year: 1985

Lower Depths, The

Lower Depths, The

Year: 1986

Staged in: Foco Novo

Short Sleeves in the Summer

Short Sleeves in the Summer

Year: 1977

Staged in: English Stage Company

Sink or Swim

Sink or Swim

Year: 1982

Staged in: The Tricycle Theatre

On The Out

On The Out

Year: 1977

Goin' Local

Goin' Local

Year: 1992

Staged in: Talawa Theatre Company; 1986

Please And Thank-You

Please And Thank-You

Year: 1986

Staged in: Foco Novo

Scrape off the Black

Scrape off the Black

Year: 1980

Staged in: Temba Theatre Company; 1972

Sleeping Policemen

Sleeping Policemen

Year: 1983

Staged in: Foco Novo

Week In Week Out

Week In Week Out

Year: 1985

Staged in: Foco Novo

Publications

Scrape Off The Black

Year: 1988

Publisher: Oberon Modern Playwrights

Sleeping Policemen

Year: 1984

Publisher: Methuen Modern Plays

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