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4 star review from Ronke Lawal | Afridiziak

"Ilé la Wà is a hard-hitting emotive piece which is worth experiencing

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ILÉ LA WÀ REVIEW BY ROB ELLIS | A YOUNGER THEATRE

"The text has such meritAn amalgamation of true stories, dialogue and poetry makes for a layered script, thick with metaphor and symbolism, with an honesty that keeps everything grounded...I love productions that aren’t afraid to be simple, and this was a clear example of it working...

A really terrific debut from Agbelusi, bolstered by excellent performances and a text that speaks volumes, lyrically and truthfully. There’s a brutal honesty here that cannot, should not, will not be stifled. Let’s start the movement – Ilé la Wà needs to return."

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Photo Credit: Rob Sloetry Covell

Photo Credit: Rob Sloetry Covell


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ILÉ LA WÀ REVIEW BY CORRIE TAN | EXEUNT MAGAZINE

"Language is so often a structure of power, and Ilé La Wà relies on language, with its sharp wordplay and evocative imagery, to subvert those power structures and give undocumented migrants a voice, and a lyrical, lush one at that

It’s a searing, soulful and often scathing production ... Ilé La Wà means “we are home” in the Yoruba language of Nigeria, and it’s a strongly- and beautifully-worded reclamation of what it means to be – and to belong."

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