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Beatification of Area Boy, The

By Wole Soyinka

Year staged: 1995

Opening night: 31/10/1995

Theatre Company: West Yorkshire Playhouse

Staged in: Courtyard Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse

Cast Size: 17

Synopsis

Set in Nigeria, amid the scenes of everyday racketeering and general disquiet, the police try to clear the area of undesirables, as a traditional wedding between two illustrious and ambitious families is about to take place

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Beatification of Area Boy, The

Publisher: Methuen Drama

Year published: 1995

Original Cast

Makinde Adenrian

Boyko

Stefan B

Butschi

Akinwale Oyewole

Accused / Band Member

Yomi Obileye

Vendor / MC / Mother of the Day

Anthony Ofoegbu

Parking Attendant / Military Governor's ADC

Wale Ojo

Officer / Judge

Susan Aderin

Mama Put

Tunji Oyelana

Minstrel

Tyrone Huggins

Sanda

Olabisi Toluwase

Victim / Band Member

Femi Elufowojou Jr

Trader

Victor Power

Cyclist / Prison Warder

Ombo Gogo Ombo

Big Shopper / Military Governor

Lilly Friedrich

Foreigner / Foreign Dignitary

Roger Nydegger

Foreigner / Foreign Dignitary

Miriam Keller

Miseyi's Attendant / Mama Put's Daughter / Band Member

Wale Ogunyemi

Barber

Production Team

Niki Turner

Designer

Mic Pool

Sound

Jude Kelly

Director

Tunji Oyelana

Musical Director

Mark Pritchard

Lighting

Toby Swift

Assistant Director

Additional Materials

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Playscript

Ref: MPS 6890

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