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Egusi Soup – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

Writer: Janice Okoh Director: Paul Bourne Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Egusi Soup is a thick, rich, spicy and nourishing soup from western Africa, especially popular in Nigeria. Its preparation is an important skill and passed down within the family. And it is a well-chosen metaphor for the situation that the Anyia family find themselves in. It is a year since the ...

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Three Birds – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Writer: Janice Okoh Director: Sarah Frankcom Reviewer: Sally Cinnamon [Rating:3] A child’s take on heavy-weight topics is the Royal Exchange’s theme for this new season of plays in the main house and studio. With Scout winning hearts in To Kill a Mockingbird, Tanika breaks them in Three Birds. The play begins with cocky kids asserting themselves in the small flat ...

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Utopia – Soho Theatre, London

Writers: various including Simon Stephens, Dylan Moran, Janice Okoh and Michael Chaplin Directors: Steve Marmion and Max Roberts Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:2.5] What is Utopia? Defining the hopes and dreams of a perfect world has occupied writers for hundreds of years and in this co-production between Newcastle’s Live Theatre and the Soho Theatre, contemporary writers have also been asked to ...

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Egusi Soup – Soho Theatre, London

Director: Paul Bourne Writer: Janice Okoh Reviewer: Lettie Mckie [rating:4] This one act play from cutting edge theatre company Menagerie was a new work showcasing extraordinary writing and acting talent. Upstairs at the Soho Theatre is a studio space with an intimate feel. This show was perfect in that space. Expertly made to look like an ordinary British-Nigerian living room ...

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