Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Play about Ken Saro-Wiwa, Majella McCarron, Owens Wiwa and the Ogoni Nine

Uhta! The Last Part of the Night has been devised and created by the award-winning theatre company Come As You Arts in commemoration of the recent anniversary of his death and will have its world premiere at Smock Alley Theatre as part of the Scene + Heard Festival of New Work at 7pm on 23rd and 24th of February, 2016. Some special guests are coming that will make it a great evening.

The play features the Griot storytelling, including live music and performance, of Sidiki Dembele (from a 66th generation West African Griot family) as well as performances by local actors from Ireland and Nigeria.

“Highly imaginative…The stories are delivered with the cast surrounded by a Djembe drum circle comprising drummers, percussionist and flutist who contribute powerful pounding rhythms dressed in Joanna Mason’s bright tribal costumes. The effect is both exciting and intoxicating. It is a stirring reminder of the ability of the human spirit to survive atrocities.”
            Whatsonstage on our last production Mugabeland!

“A remarkable story – moving and funny, with a unique perspective on just how important art, including theatre of course, can be at times of crisis.”

Manchester Evening News on our production of The Play That Killed Me