4.8 (5) · New Writing

“If I hadn’t come here this evening, when would I have met him?”


Rafi and Ami are about to meet their little sister’s boyfriend for the first time. Out of the blue, their mother arrives. Wura often shows up unannounced, and it’s never been a problem except this time, it is. Why doesn’t she know Brian exists?

For this close knit family, this secret has explosive consequences, one that forces the three sisters and their mother to face up to old hurts and unspoken tensions.

From director Femi Elufowoju jr (The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives) and writer Bim Adewunmi comes a new play about family, feuds and food, set in the heart of Dalston.

Critic reviews

Bim Adewunmi’s flawed but lovable debut drama about a British-Nigerian family living in east London

Time Out

There are entertaining performances in Bim Adewunmi’s lively debut play

The Guardian

As a first play, Hoard displays all the fundamental aspects that announce Adewunmi as a refreshing and engaging new presence on the theatre scene

Broadway World

A love letter to British Nigerians of the diaspora

The Stage

Solid and believable performances

London Box Office

Not a bad debut for this journalist and blogger


As a play about the meanings of immigration and interior design, Hoard could do with more inner life

The Times

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 15 May - Sat 8 Jun, 3.30pm & 8pm


24 Ashwin St E8 3DL London, UK · Get Directions
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