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OLADIPO AGBOLUAJE was born in Hackney and educated in Nigeria and Britain. He has a Masters Degree in Literature, Representation and Modernity from London Metropolitan University, writing his dissertation in creative writing and African literature. He is a London based playwright and an executive member of the African Theatre Association (AfTA).  He has written poems, short stories and plays for radio and stage including: Early Morning, Mother Courage and Her Children (African adaptation for Eclipse Theatre) and The EstateHe is the winner of the prestigious Alfred Fagon Award, and a received an 2010 Olivier award nomination for Outstanding Achievement In An Affiliate Theatre for his 2009 play for Iya - lle ( The First Wife).

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Immune
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Immune

Oladipo Agboluaje
 

An ordinary school day.

But today, there is no going home.

When the rest of the world has forgotten your existence, where do you run when the Apocalypse looms? The dock? The navy base? Or do you just sit tight and ride the whole thing out? In a city overcome with death, we are finally forced to start living.

A provocative and darkly comic new play, by award-winning playwright Oladipo Agboluaje, exploring our technological dependency, social resilience and the need to belong.

As a piece of science fiction, inspired by the world of the graphic novel, Immune can be performed in many different ways. The book includes three directors' notes on their process of working with the text and developing their production.


Cast : 7F, 7M
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-941-9 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Iyale (The First Wife)
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Iyale (The First Wife)

Oladipo Agboluaje
 
It's 1989 in Lagos. Political hysteria and social change are sweeping Nigeria. Chief Adeyemi's wife Toyin is turning 40 and, behind the mansion walls, the household is preparing for her party. But there are other distractions. Their troublesome sons, returning from college, are more interested in seduction and starting revolutions than their parents' disintegrating marriage. Meanwhile Helen, the ambitious house girl, is waiting for her chance...
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84002-925-3 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Oladipo Agboluaje: Plays One
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Oladipo Agboluaje: Plays One

Early Morning/ Iya-lle (The First Wife)/ The Estate/ The Christ of Coldharbour Lane/ The Hounding of David Oluwale

Oladipo Agboluaje
 
This is the first collection of plays by award winning playwright, Oladipo Agboluaje, a significant force in Black British drama. Described as an ‘exciting, vital new voice’ ( Time Out) with a sharp satirical eye, Agboluaje is winning plaudits for his versatility to write plays that transcend two cultures—African and British.

This collection includes: Iyale (The First Wife) (2009), The Christ of Coldharbour Lane (2007),  The Hounding of David Oluwale (2009) and the previously unpublished plays Early Morning (2003) and The Estate (2006),

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-239-9 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB