The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English

The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English

Tristan Bates Theatre · 05 NOV - 16 NOV

Part of Maiden Speech Festival

Overview

The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English explores the archiving of personal, familial, and cultural histories of a first generation British-Nigerian woman of Igbo descent: Tania Nwachukwu. As a storyteller recounts a folk tale about a place named Eze and the Kola Tree that grows in the village, we also discover Tania's own modern-day journey to document her history.

The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English serves as a contribution to the resistance of the erasure of the Igbo language, and uses African theatre practices of oral storytelling, call and response, dance, song, and poetry, to challenge Western theatre conventions, investigate the way that methods of documentation change generation by generation, and embrace the importance of telling your own story.

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 5 Nov - Sat 16 Nov, 4.45pm, 6.15pm, 7.15pm & 8.30pm
Runtime: 45 mins

Venue

Tristan Bates Theatre
1A Tower Street, Covent Garden WC2H 9NP London, UK · Get Directions
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