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The Hounding of David Oluwale archiveMay 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.

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Author: Kester Aspden

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Archive listings for The Hounding of David Oluwale (2009)

Work type: Play.

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Part of the Eclipse Theatre initiative. May contain strong languageProducer 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.
30 Mar 09 to 4 Apr 09Playhouse, Nottingham :: V457
listing details L1138216254
24 Mar 09 to 28 Mar 09Hackney Empire, Outer London :: V309
listing details L0914916015
16 Mar 09 to 21 Mar 09Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
listing details L0504064880
9 Mar 09 to 14 Mar 09New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich :: V81
listing details L1873508139
2 Mar 09 to 7 Mar 09Everyman & Playhouse, Liverpool :: V535
listing details L1990027282
25 Feb 09 to 28 Feb 09Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham :: V143
listing details L1210804171
31 Jan 09 to 21 Feb 09Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
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