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Hoard @ Arcola Theatre (15 May-8 June) Hoard @ Arcola Theatre (15 May-8 June)
Hoard @ Arcola Theatre (15 May-8 June)

‘If I hadn’t come here this evening, when would I have met him?’

 

Rafi and Ami are about to meet their little sister’s boyfriend for the first time. Out of the blue, their mother arrives. Wura often shows up unannounced, and it’s never been a problem except this time, it is.

 

Why doesn’t she know Brian exists? For the close-knit family, this secret has explosive consequences, one that forces the three sisters and their mother to face up to old hurts and unspoken tension

 

Hoard is the funny, frank and gripping debut play from writer Bim Adewunmi – the story of a close-knit family, and a closely-guarded secret which threatens to tear it apart.

 

Hoard was originally written for BBC Arts and Avalon as part of an initiative to encourage writers from genres outside of theatre to write for the stage. Arcola Theatre presents Hoard in association with BBC Arts and Avalon.

 

Bim Adewunmi is a senior culture writer for BuzzFeed News and columnist with Guardian Weekend. She is a 2018 finalist at the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) Ellie Awards, and her work has appeared in Vogue, Mslexia, Red, and Monocle, among several others.

 

Femi Elufowoju, jr is a performer-director, freelance producer of Radio Drama for the BBC and Creative director of Elufowoju jr Ensemble. Directing credits include: Tickets & Ties, The Hotel Cerise (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Big Men (National Theatre), Bone (Royal Court), Blues for an Alabama Sky (RADA), The Gods are not to Blame and Blue/Orange (Arcola Theatre).

 

Photo credit: David Monteith-Hodge.

 

15 May-8th June, Arcola Theatre, E8 3DL, £15-£22 https://www.arcolatheatre.com/whats-on/hoard/