East Anglia’s regional touring theatre company Eastern Angles are back on the road this Spring with their latest show, Palm Wine & Stout.
Written by acclaimed poet and playwright Segun Lee-French, and directed by Eastern Angles’ Artistic Director Ivan Cutting this funny and emotional play is based on the writer’s visit back to a small Nigerian village in search of his father.
Audiences can see this fascinating new play at the Sir John Mills Theatre in Ipswich between Tuesday 29th April and Saturday 3rd of May.
The story, which focuses on Taiye, a young British man on a quest to find out more about his African heritage, draws some fascinating parallels with English village life. Along the way Taiye experiences both the vibrant bustle of modern Nigerian city life and the mysterious rituals of rural African villagers. With half-brother, Femi, as his guide, Taiye’s journey becomes a challenging culture clash incorporating music, dance and host of spiritual ancestors.
Eastern Angles are known for their extensive tours designed to bring professional theatre to audiences in rural locations and the play will visit fifty East Anglian venues during March, April and May. Ivan Cutting said. “This is a fantastic play. We took the show out in 2010 when it got some great feedback from critics and audiences so now we want more people to experience this heart-warming piece of theatre. It’s got some really great atmospheric music, some very funny moments and will certainly strike a chord with anyone familiar with the day-to-day eccentricities and petty politics of village life!”
• Book your tickets by calling 01473 211498 or visiting www.easternangles.co.uk. Palm Wine & Stout is sponsored by Ipswich Building Society & Abellio Greater Anglia
Photo by Mike Kwasniak