Menagerie Theatre Present – Egusi Soup

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Menagerie Theatre Prsesnts – Egusi Soup

The menagerie Theatre visited Peterborough and performed their touring show Egusi Soup. After their fabulous performance they the actors and director were kind enough to run a question and answer session, really delving into the themes of the play and the challenges that arose. Watch a clip of the Q&A below.

“A fresh and updated version of funny and poignant play from Menagerie Associate Writer and Bruntwood Prize Winner, Janice Okoh had a sell-out run  in London in June this year.

As the Anyias, a British-Nigerian family, pack their suitcases and prepare to head home to Lagos for a memorial service in honour of the late Mr Anyia, they soon realise they will need to get rid of some excess baggage first!  A fast, furious and funny new family drama about intergenerational and cross- cultural relationships. Contains plenty of spicy bits…

Egusi Soup started life with Menagerie with a reading at Sparks; it then premiered as a script-in-hand performance at Hotbed in July 2009 and in October 2009 embarked on tour in a co-production with Eastern Angles. For 2012, Egusi Soup was brought to life once again with a co-production between Menagerie and Soho Theatre and in association with the Mercury Theatre, Colchester.”

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