Arcola Theatre, AVALON and the BBC presents


A new play by Bim Adewunmi

Directed by Femi Elufowoju jr

“If I hadn’t come here this evening, when would I have met him?”

Dalston, autumn 2019.

Rafi and Ami’s sister is coming round for dinner – and for the first time, she’s bringing her boyfriend, Brian. Then out of the blue, without any warning, their mother arrives. Why doesn’t she know that Brian exists?

Hoard is the funny, frank and gripping debut play from writer Bim Adewunmi – the story of a close-knit family, and a closely-guarded secret which threatens to tear it apart.

Femi Elufowoju jr – winner of the Off West End Award for Best Director (The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives) – directs this world premiere production from Arcola, Avalon and the BBC.

★★★★ “Delightfully frivolous and highly entertaining, thanks to sharp comedic performances”The Stage

★★★★ “Incredibly spirited and believable ... you’re in for a treat”Londonist

★★★★ – London Box Office

★★★★ “Amusing, light-hearted and thoroughly enjoyable.”The Morning Star

“Hoard displays all the fundamental aspects that announce Adewunmi as a refreshing and engaging new presence on the theatre scene”Broadway World

“Pacy dialogue played out in the Arcola’s studio theatre draws the audience into the magnetic dynamics of this close-knit British-Nigerian family ... a 70-minute rollercoaster”Hackney Citizen

“Entertaining performances in Bim Adewunmi’s lively debut play about a British-Nigerian family with a dinner guest”The Guardian

“Funny and refreshing.”Skin Deep

“A sharply inventive and amusing watch.”Ebony Online