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Book now: The Burial by Bola Agbaje

A new play written by Bola Agbaje, directed by Franko Figueiredo

StoneCrabs Theatre Company and the Albany, who are currently celebrating their 30th birthday, present a
new play by Olivier Award winning playwright, Bola Agbaje. The Burial is a lively new satire which explores how
the conflicting traditions and religious tensions of one family reveal an unlikely respect for their Nigerian and
British-Nigerian cultures.

Funmi has it all: a career, doting husband and a comfortable life in London... until the day her father dies and his two Nigerian wives arrive in a flurry of designer shoes and polished fingernails to clash over his burial arrangements. Born a Muslim, married a Christian and with new-found Buddhist beliefs, Funmi is forced to confront the past and her own faith to end the war over her father's body.

The Burial by Bola Agbaje

Bola Agbaje won the Laurence Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in an affiliated theatre for her first
play, Gone Too Far. She received an Evening Standard Award nomination for most promising playwright in 2008
and has seen her other plays, including Belong and Off The Endz, performed in major theatres across London.
The playwright-turned-filmmaker has also adapted a screenplay from her first play, Gone Too Far, with a release
planned for autumn 2013.
StoneCrabs Theatre Company is a professional theatre company based in Lewisham, South London whose
artistic policy is to deliver British and International Theatre at the highest professional standard. Drawing upon
the creativity of artists and writers of many cultures, it seeks to create a deeper understanding of the richness
and diversity of the society in which we live.

- Check out the rehearsal pics, here
- Find out more about StoneCrabs, here
- Meet the cast of The Burial, here

DATE: Thursday 2 - 11 May 2013 | TIME: 7.30pm
VENUE: The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG
BOX OFFICE: 020 8692 4446 | Book online / more info

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Book now: Bola Agbaje's The Burial
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