Hear Word! toes to Edinburgh International Festival
The critically acclaimed stage play, Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True, is among plays to be performed at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival holding in Scotland.
The play addresses real-life issues such as gender inequality, domestic violence, abuse, disrespect, bravery, sisterhood and transformation.
The performance holds from August 19 to 25th at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.
The play will feature 10 of Nigeria’s finest thespians, film and television stars, including Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, Joke Silva, Ufuoma McDermott, Elvina Ibru, Omonor, Zara Udofia-Ejoh, Rita Edward, Odenike and Oluchi Odii as well as master percussionists Emeka Anokwuru and Blessing Idireri.
The Edinburgh International Festival and its fringe is arguably the world’s largest theatre festival, with almost three million audiences and over 3,000 shows. It is a time where every nook and cranny is a stage for the expression of art, to the delight of teeming theatre followers who come from all over the world.
Commenting on the invitation, Ifeoma Fafunwa, the producer and director of the play, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to once again connect on the universal story of gender parity. We are pleased to have been selected to showcase in such a globally prestigious arts festival and are also happy to play the role of ambassadors for Nigeria. With so many different nationalities present, it is a brilliant gift.”
The Hear Word! Naija cast and crew are scheduled to display thrilling performances at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh as follows: Monday August 19, 8:00 pm; Tuesday 20,1: 00 pm; Thursday 22, 8:00 pm; Friday 23, 8:00pm; Saturday 24, 4;00pm and Sunday 25 at 4:00.
However, the play will be performed in Nigeria on October 1, at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja; Port Harcourt and Lagos respectively.