by Andrew Ashaye
produced by Imole Theatre Company
“Remember me more than a fighting man and the choice I made for the greater plan”
Our War tells the compelling story of Ola, Tommy and Christian, as they travel from their native land Nigeria to war-torn Britain during the height of World War II.
Tommy & Christian enlist to fight with honour for their Mother Country, Ola is a nurse. Once they arrive, they experience the horrors of war on the battlefield and the indignities of being Black in the army and in the local community.
This new work by Andrew Ashaye brings to life two different worlds: the Mother Country, who claims to need them but not want them, and Nigeria who wants them but feels it has no choice but to let them go.
Our War dramatizes the bravery of these forgotten heroes, Black African & Caribbean men and women who contributed and made sacrifices for the war effort in Britain.
Imole Theatre Company (which means LIGHT in Yoruba) was founded by Lola Oteh, to create a platform in which original and innovative stories can be told. Using drama and performance as a medium to bring history to life and give a voice to stories that might not always be heard.
Dates & Tickets
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 23 October 2021 at 7.30pm
No performances: Sundays and Mondays
Tickets: £16, £14 conc, suitable for 12+.
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Our concessionary price tickets are for: full-time students, over 65s, registered unwaged, under 18s and Equity Members. Please bring proof of status when you collect your tickets.
Running time: tbc
This production will be run in line with government regulations at the time of the performance.
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Our War by Andrew Ashaye
produced by Imole Theatre
directed by Debo Oluwatuminu
to be announced shortly
The box office on site opens at 7.15pm for collection of pre-booked tickets, and to seat you early to avoid queues. There are no sales on the door.
LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.
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