Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again play comes to Barking
The satirical play Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again by the late Playwright and Theatre Director - Professor Ola Rotimi, which has been staged over the last few months in New Cross, South East London and Edgware, North West London; comes to Barking in East London between 19 and 21 April 2013.
Remarking comically on the political landscape of contemporary Africa, Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again is a social and political satire at its best.
This raucous play takes a swipe at ideological misfits and opportunists who take advantage of the ever-accommodating politics of contemporary Africa.
The play concerned with life and marriage, is hilarious but poignant; following Major Lejoka-Brown, a political misfit who decides to tackle the arena of politics using his experiences in military combat. However, the Major's vanity, patriotism, and his attempts to adapt to a situation he can hardly grasp, produce highly comical results. His predicaments are complicated further by the unexpected arrival of his American wife Liza, who discovers two more marriages contracted without her knowledge, and her husband beset by political problems.
The play which has been put together by Heavy Wind Media and Bubbles FM is Directed by Lookman Sanusi, Produced by Jo Melville and features acclaimed cast members: Moji Bamtefa (Meet the Adebanjos); Tayo Elesin (Casualty, Law and Order, Doctors); Segun Ogunfidodo, theatre, film and radio actor; Anthony Ofoegbu (Spooks, Casualty, The Bill, BBC Radio Drama Company 1997-98); Julie Hewlett (The Sweetest Mango); visionary, entrepreneur and accomplished entertainer - Bidemi Alaran, among others.
Ola Rotimi. one of Nigeria's renowned and gifted playwrights, obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Boston University, and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale. He also earned the distinction of being a Rockefeller Foundation scholar in Playwriting and Dramatic Literature. Ola Rotimi was twice commissioned by the BBC to write for its overseas broadcasts, and had been Visiting Professor as well as a Playwright/Director in Europe and the United States.
Lookman Sanusi with the team of talented cast and crew has recreated and brought forward all the drama and comedy of Ola Rotimi's, Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again for the entertainment of family.
It will be staged at The Broadway Theatre, Barking IG11 7LS.
Tickets which £12 each and £6 for children under 12, can be booked by calling The Broadway Theatre's Box Office on 020 8507 5607 or by visiting: www.thebroadwaybarking.com
The evening shows on Friday 19 - Sunday 21 April start at 7.30pm; with Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.