Great Mother - Iya Ayaba Vaults Festival [CANCELLED]
By Mojola Akinyemi

18:40, Tue 25th – Thu 27th January 2022 at Crescent Theatre, Vaults Festival Waterloo
Lent Week 1

N.B. this show has been cancelled

In the late 1960s, towards the end of the Biafran War in Nigeria, Agnes, a novitiate nun, experiences a complete nervous breakdown. Her path crosses with Taiwo, a photojournalist reporting on the brutality of the conflict, who quickly forms an attachment to her. After Agnes is largely shut away from human contact, he becomes her confidant, uncovering the malevolent reasons behind her mental deterioration, and the secrets of the convent she belongs to.

This is a play on turmoil, both internal and external, and the difficult choices people are forced to make for survival.

The style of the piece is largely realistism, with heightened moments of movement and visual hallucinations blurring the boundaries between the real and the divine.


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