The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives Tickets London Theatre

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives Tickets

5 no. saves icon · New Writing, Contemporary

“Men are like yams, you cut them how you like.”

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Baba Segi has three wives, seven children, and a mansion filled with riches. But now he has his eyes on Bolanle, a young university graduate wise to life’s misfortunes. When Bolanle responds to Baba Segi’s advances, she unwittingly uncovers a secret which threatens to rock his patriarchal household to the core.

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives is a scandalous, engrossing tale of sexual politics and family strife in modern-day Nigeria. Lola Shoneyin’s bestselling novel bursts on to the stage in a vivid adaptation by Caine Award-winning playwright Rotimi Babatunde.

Femi Elufowoju, jr directs a multi-talented West African ensemble in the UK premiere production, featuring live Yoruba music, songs and dance.

Critic reviews

Enjoyably clamorous and unflinchingly serious

· Evening Standard

The play’s energy never dips and the actors, doubling up repeatedly in their roles, give nuanced, charismatic performances. The effect is nothing short of spectacular

· The Guardian

Hope, comedy, violence and suffering: Rotimi Babatunde’s stage adaptation of Lola Shoneyin’s novel is a sweet show that leaves a sour taste


Impressively fun storytelling from a strong cast, with equally strong comic timing

· The Stage

Director Femi Elufowoju Jr conjures a vibrant, musical, lyrical production in the larger space at the Arcola

· WhatsOnStage
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Date & time

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Thu 7 Jun - Sat 21 Jul, 3pm & 7.30pm


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