SheCan Theatre

Must see Edinburgh Fringe: Hear Word! #Naija Woman Talk True

Playwright Ifeoma Fafunwa brings together ten of  Nigeria’s biggest stars in her play Hear Word!  to tell stories of domestic violence, overturning the status quo, abuse, disrespect, #bravery, #sisterhood and joy. (Image Credit: Gretjen-Helene)

Hear Word! is Nigerian pidgin English for ‘Listen and Comply’. In this unflinchingly honest performance, ten of Nigeria’s biggest stars of theatre, film and television come together on stage to tell multi-generational stories of inequality and transformation.

Hear Word! gives an intimate view into the obstacles that Nigerian women face. Stories of domestic violence, of women’s absence from positions of power, of resilience and resistance, of shattering the culture of silence, of overturning the status quo, of abuse, disrespect, bravery, sisterhood and joy.

It’s a life-affirming call for female solidarity and empowerment that will shock you with its frankness, amuse you with its comedy — and galvanise you into action.

When: 19-25 August 2019

Cast includes Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Joke Silva, Ufuoma McDermott, Omonor, Zara Udofia-Ejoh, Elvina Ibru, Rita Edward, Toluwanimi Arawomo, Oluchi Odii, Odeni

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