Death And The King's Horseman
by Wole Soyinka
A new production of the drama by Nobel Prize-winning writer Wole Soyinka, based on real events in 1940s Nigeria. A colonial district officer intervenes to prevent a local man committing ritual suicide - with far reaching consequences.
Death And The King's Horseman is considered to be Professor Soyinka's greatest play. In awarding Soyinka the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986, the Swedish Academy drew special attention to Death and the King's Horseman as evidence of his talent for combining Yoruban and European culture into a unique kind of poetic drama.
Praise Singer - Jude Akuwudike
Elesin - Danny Sapani
Iyaloja - Claire Benedict
Market Woman/Bride/singer - Rakie Ayola
Market Woman 2/singer - Hazel Holder
Market Woman 3/singer - Ayo-Dele Edwards
Simon Pilkings - Jonathan Keeble
Jane Pilkings - Zoë Tapper
Sergeant Amusa - Anthony Ofoegbu
Joseph - Maynard Eziashi
Olunde - Adetomiwa Edun
Musicians, Yaw Asumadu and Wale Ogungbe
Composer and Musical director, Juwon Ogungbe
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.