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VenueLeeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Other spaces: Courtyard, Quarry, Bramall Rock Void
CountyWest Yorkshire
From31st January 2009
To21st February 2009
When19:45. Feb09 12, 19 Mats 14:00. Feb09 14, 21 Mats 14:30
PricesFrom £10.00. To £20.00.
What is currently on at Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse) (V977)

The Hounding of David Oluwale

May 1969 and the body of David Oluwale is pulled from a river. Eighteen months later, the investigation into his death will rip apart the police force, exposing the dark side of the shiny, new city in which he died. An optimistic, ambitious immigrant from Nigeria, David Oluwale was a showman who loved to dance, but who became the destitute victim of police brutality. Oladipo Agboluaje's sensitive adaptation picks through the many accounts of Oluwale to reveal a chilling and resonant story of persecution and prejudice. Adapted from Kester Aspden's critically acclaimed book, this timely, gripping play unravels the mystery of Oluwale's life and violent death.
Author Kester Aspden

Archive :: production:T818372337, play:S0358506320, venue:V977

Production details

Part of the Eclipse Theatre initiative. May contain strong language Courtyard

Special Performances

  • 12 Feb 09 Sign Interpreted
  • 17 Feb 09 Audio Described
  • 19 Feb 09 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 21 Feb 09 Audio Described


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Producer New Wolsey Theatre
Producer Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company
Producer West Yorkshire Playhouse
Adapted by Oladipo Agboluaje
Director Dawn Walton
Design Emma Wee
Lighting Johanna Town
Sound Mic Pool
Director Stephen Medlin (movement)
Director Julia Horan (casting)
Performer Daniel Francis
Performer Ryan Early
Performer Clare Perkins
Performer Steve Jackson
Performer Howard Charles
Performer Luke Jardine
Performer Richard Pepple
Performer Laura Power
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