Iyalode of Eti (The Duchess of Malfi)

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A bloody tale of love, betrayal and revenge.

Iyalode of Eti is a unique West African transposition of one of the greatest dramas ever written, John Webster’s masterpiece The Duchess of Malfi.

The recently widowed Iyalode – a young, beautiful chief – longs to marry her low-born lover, Oguntade. Her brothers vehemently forbids it, but Iyalode secretly marries and gives birth. If the brothers discover the deceit, a trail of torture, torment, betrayal and murder could follow…

Iyalode of Eti is a theatre event with music, poetry and dance immersing The Duchess of Malfi’s original setting to pre-colonial Yoruba land with its many sights, sounds and colours.

Creative Team

Adapted by Debo Oluwatuminu
Directed by Moji Kareem
Musical Director Juwon Ogunbe


Iyalode of Eti will be followed immediately by an informal Q&A. 

Sunday 13 September
Studio 2

All tickets £5
Running time: 1 hour approximately (no interval)
Age suitability: 14+ (some violence)