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Speaking Out comes to theatres

By Guardian Nigeria
15 December 2021   |   1:48 am
Speaking Out, a stage play from the stable of Doyenne Circle, is set to hit the stage of MUSON Centre, Lagos, on January 1, 2022.

• Onwenu, Henshaw, Ozokwo on stage together for first time

Speaking Out, a stage play from the stable of Doyenne Circle, is set to hit the stage of MUSON Centre, Lagos, on January 1, 2022.

It features the ‘Elegant Stallion’, Onyeka Onwenu, on stage not just singing but dancing and acting alongside Kate Henshaw, Patience Ozokwor and some other prominent Nollywood actresses.

Riding swiftly on the success of Ada The Country, with its new musical stage performance, the 30-act all female cast musical explores and highlights journey of the girl-child from birth, through childhood and adulthood, all the way to motherhood.

Written and compiled by Prof. Chukwuma Okoye from the original works of Tony Marinho, Speaking Out uses a plethora of female experiences to tell a story driven by a musical force as directed by the award winning founder and director of Lagos and Abuja Fringe festivals, Kenneth Uphopho.

Beginning with a celebration of the birth of a girl-child Speaking Out takes a roller-coaster ride through her daunting growth in a largely gender prejudiced environment. This inequitable society plagues her every step, from the celebration of her birth through such typical challenges as child labour, education, female trafficking, dating, sex, spousal abuse, divorce and single motherhood. Singed but tireless she emerges through all odds with her daughter, stronger with dignity and pride, determined to live her life in full.

The cast will bring through a combination of acting, singing and dancing, Okoye is particular about what each cast member will be bringing to the success of the show.

The musical promises a total experience using spectacular dance, poetry, design, popular and traditional music and song.