“Men are like yam, you cut them how you like.”
Baba Segi has three wives, seven children, and a mansion filled with riches. But now he has his eyes on Bolanle, a young university graduate wise to life’s misfortunes. When Bolanle responds to Baba Segi’s advances, she unwittingly uncovers a secret which threatens to rock his patriarchal household to the core.
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives is a scandalous, engrossing tale of sexual politics and family strife in modern-day Nigeria. Lola Shoneyin’s bestselling novel bursts on to the stage in a vivid adaptation by Caine Award-winning playwright Rotimi Babatunde.
Femi Elufowoju, jr directs a multi-talented West African ensemble in the UK premiere production, featuring live Yoruba music, songs and dance.
A co-production by Arcola Theatre and The Elufowoju, jr Ensemble
|Femi Elufowoju, jr|
Music and Lyrics
|Best||£26 (£22 previews)|
|Standard||£22 (£19 previews)|
Standard tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.
Monday - Saturday, 7.30pm
All Saturdays and Wed 18 July, 3pm matinee
Pay What You Can Tuesdays – limited allocation of tickets available in person, each Tuesday from 6pm. More info »
Scenes of a sexual nature
Depiction of sexual violence
Suitable for 18+
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