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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.Performers Patrice Naiambana (Baba Segi/Ensemble), Layo-Christina Akinlude (Iya Femi/Ensemble), Jumoke Fashola (Iya Segi/Ensemble), Christina Oshunniyi (Iya Tope/Ensemble), Marcy Dolapo Oni (Bolanle/Ensemble), Ayo-Dele Edwards (Mama Bolanle/Ensemble), Tania Nwachukwu (Segi/Ensemble), Diana Yekinni (Nurse/Ensemble), Ayan De First (Tunde/Ensemble), Usifu Jalloh (Taju/Ensemble).
Book by Lola Shoneyin. Adapted by Rotimi Babatunde. Producer Arcola Theatre. Director Femi Elufowoju Jr. Design ULTZ. Choreographer Uche Onah (original choreography).
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