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Death and the King’s Horseman

Went to see this play by Nobel-prize-winning Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka at the National Theatre, and it was fantastic. I don’t go to the theatre very often, but if I could see more plays like this I’d go all the time. It’s a story set in Nigeria in 1943, about the clash between traditional Nigerian customs and the disastrous attempts of the British colonial forces to ‘stamp out’ practices that they didn’t understand. It’s also a very moving story about the king’s horseman who, by tradition, must kill himself to… Read More