A writer's journey in search of his father.
Directed by Ivan Cutting.
Assistant Director: Nicola Pollard
Written by acclaimed poet, composer and playwright Segun Lee-French, Palm Wine and Stout is a funny and emotional play based on the writer's own visit back to a small Nigerian village in search of his father.
The story, which focuses on Taiye, a young British man on a quest to find out more about his African heritage, draws some fascinating parallels with English village life. Along the way Taiye experiences both the vibrant bustle of modern Nigerian city life and the mysterious rituals of rural African villagers. With half-brother, Femi, as his guide, Taiye's journey becomes a challenging culture clash incorporating music, dance and host of spiritual ancestors.
Palm Wine & Stout, produced by East Anglia's regional touring theatre company Eastern Angles and directed by the company's Artistic Director Ivan Cutting,will strike a chord with all those familiar with the traditions, eccentricities and petty politics of village life!