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In Association with Menagerie Theatre Company

Egusi Soup

By Janice Okoh

In Association with Menagerie Theatre Company

Cast includes: Lace Akpojaro, Anniwaa Buachie, Rhoda Ofori-Attah, Nick Oshikanlu, Ellen Thomas

A funny and poignant debut play from new Menagerie Associate Writer, Janice Okoh. As a British-Nigerian family pack their suitcases and prepare to head home for a funeral they realise they will need to get rid of some excess baggage first…a fast, furious and funny new family drama about life in London, death in Lagos and soup on the kitchen table!

Ellen Thomas, one of the country’s leading black actresses, plays Mrs Anyia. Ellen has twice been nominated for Best Actress in the EMMA Awards and nominated as Best Actress by Screen Nation and The Black Media Awards.
Ellen has a hugely successful TV, film and stage career and has appeared in Eastenders as Grace, four series’ of the hugely successful Teachers, as well as two series of Lenny Henry In Pieces; she has also appeared in his Montrose winning Christmas Special.

Egusi Soup contains strong language and mature themes.

Running time 90 minutes (no interval)

Past Performances

Thu 14 Jun 7:45pm £11 / £6.50 concessions
Fri 15 Jun 7:45pm £11 / £6.50 concessions
Sat 16 Jun 7:45pm £11 / £6.50 concessions

“A thought-provoking production that was a triumph because of its heartfelt and honest portrayal of ordinary lives.”
The Public Review

Mercury Theatre

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