Little Baby Jesus, a play by Arinze Kene, starts next week as part of London via Lagos, a festival of new British-Nigerian plays, celebrating the work of African-heritage, UK-based, world-class playwrights.
"From the streets of Hackney to the English countryside; from the mansions of the Lagos elite to the oil pipelines of Northern Nigeria, three remarkable plays burst with the stories of the diaspora. Londoners in Lagos, Lagotians in London; Afropolitans, Africans and Europeans – a heady mix of characters and stories revealing our inter-connected world.
As Lagos grows ever more influential as a world city, and London as a world capital, London via Lagos reveals the political, personal and the domestic stories found where these two great cultures meet. London via Lagos: contemporary plays for an international city."
We at Asilia collaborated with festival producers Oval House Theatre, BEcreative and Spora Stories, to design all the materials (see more of the design work here). It's been one of the most exciting projects I've ever worked on. As part of my research, I read all the plays and they are entertaining, thought-provoking, clever and colourful. I highly recommend getting to Oval to see them on stage.
Finally, congratulations again to Arinze Kene for winning Most Promising Playwright at this year's Off West End Theatre Awards.