Death And The King's Horseman

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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.

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Death And The King's Horseman

by Wole Soyinka

In celebration of Wole Soyinka's 80th birthday, a drama based on a real event in 1940s Nigeria. A colonial district officer intervenes to prevent a local man committing ritual suicide

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.

Composer and Musical director, Juwon Ogungbe.

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Producer: S.

TOMLIN

Next in series: RICHARD III

Previous in series: DEATH AND THE KING'S HORSEMAN

Broadcast history

17 Sep 1995 19:25-21:30 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1995-03-27.

Next in series: DEATH AND THE KING'S HORSEMAN

Previous in series: ANOWA

Description

By Wole SOYINKA.

Powerful poetic drama, based on real events in Oyo, the ancient Yoruba city of Nigeria.

Subject Categories

drama programmes (genre)

Contributors

Jonathan Keeble (Actor)

Cyril Nri (Actor)

Janice Acquah (Actor)

Claire Benedict (Actor)

Ganiat Kasumu (Actor)

George Raistrick (Actor)

Patrice Naiambana (Actor)

Bola Aiyeola (Actor)

Rosemary Da Costa (Actor)

Amanda Drew (Actor)

Peter Badejo (Actor)

Simon Robson (Actor)

Jolade Pratt (Actor)

Ilario Pedro (Actor)

Toyin Fani-Kayode (Actor)

Suana Aderin (Actor)

Femi Elofowujo (Actor)

Penny Gold (adap)

Wole Soyinka (Author)

Alby James (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-07-14.