Monique Touko directs Toyin Ayedun-Alase, Donna Berlin, Maynard Eziashi, Simon Manyonda, Gloria Obianyo and Mercy Ojelade in the production which opens on Monday 12 September, with previews from Saturday 3 September, running until Saturday 1 October.
by Dipo Baruwa-Etti
Director: Monique Touko; Designer: Paul Wills; Lighting Designer: Matt Haskins; Sound Designer: Christopher Shutt; Composer: Shiloh Coke; Choreographer: Lanre Malaolu; Casting Director: Julia Horan
“There are flames in your eyes, telling me you’re going to be a wildfire.”
Wunmi is tired of the fight. When her world collapses, she turns to Ore for help.
Ore resolves to save Wunmi, providing sanctuary in her parents’ home – a family of charity workers, therapists and politicians, dedicated to serving their community.
Wunmi’s presence soon disrupts familiar patterns – cracks start to widen and bad blood thickens. As these pillars of society crumble, Wunmi wonders whether she’s walked into a refuge or a trap?
The Clinic is a fiercely political and lyrical play by Dipo Baruwa-Etti (An unfinished man, The Yard) written during a twelve-month residency with the Almeida as part of the Channel 4 Playwrights’ bursary.
This world premiere, directed by Monique Touko (Fair Play, Bush Theatre), is a tense and transfixing portrait of a woman with a hunger for change, a family on fire and how to rise from the ashes of a broken world.
Saturday 3 September – Saturday 1 October 2022