A fast and funny family drama about intergenerational and cross-cultural relationships – containing plenty of spicy bits…
It’s the anniversary of John Anyia’s death, and the Anyias are packing their suitcases, preparing to head home to Nigeria for a memorial service in his honour. But before they go, they’re going to have to get rid of some excess baggage.
Janice Okoh’s play Egusi Soup was first performed as a script-in-hand performance at Menagerie Theatre Company’s Hotbed Festival in July 2009 and, in October 2009, embarked on tour in a co-production with Eastern Angles. It was revived in 2012 in a co-production between Menagerie and Soho Theatre, in association with the Mercury Theatre, Colchester.
‘Entertaining and revealing… you want to see more from this writer’
— The Times
‘A new work showcasing extraordinary writing… both sensitive and accurate in its portrayal of a modern British-Nigerian family… a triumph’
‘Okoh’s play is punchy and funny, and generates much laughter of recognition’
— The Stage
‘Genuine laugh-out-loud moments’