Lagos Theatre Festival
Sixth Lagos Theatre Festival kicks off in February
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…
Branding implications for Lagos as third worst liveability city in the world
According to the latest 2018 Global Liveability Index released by The Economist Intelligence Unit and World Bank, Lagos State was ranked the third worst city for humans...
Lagos fringe festival holds November
After successfully collaborating with the British Council in producing the largest outdoor festival in West Africa (Lagos Theatre Festival) in the last five years, the team, led by Mr. Kenneth Uphopho, is set to hold Lagos Fringe Festival. The festival will present groundbreaking performances in film, theatre and music and showcase these events simultaneously with the…
2018 Lagos Theatre Festival ends in style
The 5th edition of Lagos Theatre Festival (LTF), 2018, came to an end on Sunday, March 4. It took place at 12 different venues across the Island, Mainland and other remote parts of the state.
Arts Meets Therapy With "Strelitzia"
If you could go back in time to a page of your diary and re-enact the day as it went, what would it be like? Imagine if you could feel it as it happened, the smell of the room as you shed tears that made it to the pages of your diary, the heavy sighs…
"August Meeting" Is A History Lesson Everyone Needs To Learn
Growing up in an Igbo home, one of the things we looked forward to was village meetings, which parents had to attend at least once a month. It afforded us relaxing Sundays free of our bickering parents. With time, we noticed that the women’s wing of the meeting was a lot more serious than the…
"3Some": The Provocative And Educative Play
If you visit sites that track web traffic, you’ll notice that asides gambling and sports, one of the things Nigerians do on the internet is look for sex. This is reflected in the number of pornographic sites with high web traffic from Nigeria. However, for a country that consumes so much sex, it is still…
Lagos Theatre Festival announces 2018 edition
Deadline to apply for participation in the fringe strand of the festival is midnight on Monday, September 11, and shortlisted applications will receive responses by Monday, October 6, 2017.
Young theatre critics: No longer an endangered species...
At times, it was comical and at other times, a cause for concern, when at various times during discussions and class work, writers from the theatre, academia and writers for the common theatre goers clashed in their views of what made for a good review.
Becoming a theatre critic
At a time when theatre is presumably not the first choice for most Nigerians, and creative writing has become a no-profit venture, I had the rare privilege of being part of one of the most well organized events in Nigeria.
Dark rooms of memories
Fusing poetry, dance and drama, Strelitzia is an experimental piece that internalises poems with different theatrical gestures.