Egusi Soup


ISBN: 9781848422711
Author: By Janice Okoh
Publication Date: 17/05/2012
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 88pp.
Availability: Available


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’

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