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Sixth Lagos Theatre Festival kicks off in February

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ENRAPTURED audience at a previous Lagos Theatre Festival performance at the Amphitheatre, Freedom Park… in Lagos

Lagos Theatre Festival Foundation, organisers of Lagos Theatre Festival, have announced the 2019 edition that will take place in Lagos from Monday, February 25 through Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Primary among LTF’s objectives is the showcasing of innovative ideas that inspire new audiences and new creative work that spark conversation and debate.

The festival will hold at various venues in Lagos, including Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos Island.

The festival organisation has recently transited into the care of a registered trust, a not-or-profit organisation, managed by a Board of Directors.

The festival was conceived and launched in 2013, as a fringe festival by the United Kingdom’s cultural organisation, British Council, in response to its inspiration to provide a platform for theatre makers in Nigeria, to develop audiences for theatre productions and to produce theatre works for uncoventional spaces.

The Board of Directors of Lagos Theatre Festival Foundation iterate the continued dedication of the festival to promoting theatre in Nigeria and encouraging theatre makers to create experimental productions that can be situated in different theatre spaces – traditional and non-traditional, in line with the laudable precedence that has been set by the founders of the festival, British Council.

The Board’s spokesperson states, “We are fully committed to ensuring that Lagos Theatre Festival becomes more impactful to theatre makers, theatre lovers and the society at large. This year’s programme is designed to ensure that the festival offers unforgettable experiences to all stakeholders – audience, producers, performers, volunteers and everyone that will come in contact with the festival in any way”.

The 5th LTF took place in February 2018 across Lagos, featuring over 110 events, garnering attendance of over 6,500 audience, enthusiasts who attended the workshops and shows at the various venues which included Freedom Park, British Council, MUSON, Terra Kulture Arena and City Hall during the 6-day period of the festival.

The theme for LTF 2019 is ‘Imagine the Unimaginable.’ LTF looks forward to seeing the entire culture-loving public in West Africa’s largest theatre event for fringe performances.


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