“COAT”: THE NEW MESMERISING PLAY – BY THE AWARD WINNING PLAYWRIGHT YOMI SODE

Thursday 26th – Saturday 28th April, 2018, Show starts 8:00 PM @ The Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill London SW11 5TN

‘I don’t know my grandparents names, how embarrassing is that. But I can name all of Kanye’s albums’

Picture this: Nigeria. A grandmother passes. London. A son cooks a pot of stew for his mother hoping to uncover hidden stories and unanswered questions.

Tackling immigration, identity and displacement, COAT is a humorous and moving response to the mistakes made by elders that leave the next generation uncertain of what is expected of them.

Yomi Sode balances the line between Nigerian and British cultures, which can be humorous, loving, self-reflective and, at times, uncomfortable.

In 2014 Yomi won a place on Nimble Fish’s RE: Play programme to begin developing his one-man show. Over the past nine years, he’s had work commissioned by The Mayor’s OfficeBBC World Service AfricaChannel 4 and for the UN World Humanitarian Summit

REVIEWS:

‘A sweetly self-deprecating humour that itself offers a radical challenge to conventional ideas of masculinity’ (The Guardian).

Running Time: 60 minutes. Tickets £12.50 (concessions £10).

For further information and to book tickets: Battersea Arts Centre

** Supported by the Arts Council England