WAKAA! The Musical To Show At Shaw Theatre, London’s West End (21.07.2016 – 25.07.2016)

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Wakaa! The Musical, the hit Nigerian show produced and directed by Bolanle Austen-Peters is due to transfer to the Shaw Theatre, London’s West End from July 21 – 25, 2016, making it the first Nigerian musical to make it to the British capital.

It is a stage play about the trials, successes and experiences of young graduates from varied backgrounds. Set to popular music, Wakaa! The Musical is part social commentary, part satire, but all singing and dancing. “This is coming in response to growing interests in productions of African origin across the globe, and various calls for us to take this production to the international community,” said Bolanle Austen-Peters at a press conference to announce the stage play. “The show is a contemporary socio-cultural and contemporary production celebrating the diverse, yet homogeneous, people and culture of Nigeria. There is a large Nigerian and Afro-Caribbean population in London who are interested, and yearning to see world class productions from Nigeria.”

Cast members of the production are Bimbo Manuel, Patrick Diabua, Nengi Adoki, Dolapo Oni, Ozzy Agu, Jolomi Amuka, amongst others.

Wakaa! The Musical will provide the highly talented and creative youths involved in the production with opportunities to experience the UK creative space and technology driving the UK creative industry. It has attracted the endorsement and support of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, the National Pension Commission and the Bank of Industry.

SHOW DETAILS:

LOCATION: The Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Road, London, United Kingdom. | TICKET SALES: Booking Line: 0844-248-5075, Group Bookings 0844-844-2121.

SHOW DATES AND TIME:
July 217pm; | July 227pm; | July 233pm and 7pm; | July 243pm and 7pm; | July 257pm

See photos from the press briefing below with the Bolanle Austen-Peters

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Bolanle Austen-Peters
Wakaa The Musical_L-R Bolanle Austen-Peters, Director_ Gbenga Yusuf, Dance Director_360nobs
L-R Bolanle Austen-Peters, Director_ Gbenga Yusuf, Dance Director
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Cross section of guests, reporters and partners at Wakaa the Musical goes to London Press Conference
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Bolanle Austen-Peters and the press
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Bolanle Austen-Peters, Director of Wakaa the Musical flanked by Partners and sponsors of Wakaa The Musical goes to London, at the Press conference
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L-R Ayo Ajayi, Music Director_ Bimbo Manuel, Cast Representative_ Bolanle Austen-Peters, Producer_ Gbenga Yusuf, Dance Director

Photo Credit: RedMedia

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