The play is set in the brutally war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, in a rainforest bar and brothel where shrewd matriarch Mama Nadi both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds between government soldiers and rebel forces alike. It is the recipient of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, along with several other awards.
Joining the previously announced Jenny Jules (Mama) and Lucian Msamati (Christian) are Damola Adelaja (Simon), David Ajala (Fortune), Michelle Asante (Salima), Silas Carson (Mr Harari), Kehinde Fadipe (Josephine), Joel Kangudi (Soldier/Laurent), Okezie Morro (Jerome Kisembe), Wunmi Mosaku (Sophie), and Steve Toussaint (Commander Osembenga).
The creative team will include Robert Jones (production design), Oliver Fenwick (lighting design), and Christopher Shutt (sound design).For further information, visit www.almeida.co.uk.
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