Things Fall Apart

by Biyi Bandele

UK Tour: 1997

International Tour: 1999

“highly impressive, a rich evening”
The Guardian

“So powerful is the performance in fact, that it’s punch will follow you out of the theatre and into the night”

The Washington Times

A theatrical adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s classic novel, ‘Things Fall Apart’ is the tale of Okonkwo and his clan in a typical Igbo village in South East Nigeria, during the late 1800s. Chinua Achebe’s 1958 prize-winning novel was hailed as a classic of modern literature.

Biyi Bandele’s stage adaptation was originally co-produced with the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT) and the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 1997. Enthusiastic audience response and exceptional reviews led to an international tour in 1999.

Creative Team: Chuck Mike (Director), Niki Turner (Designer), Aideen Malone (Lighting Designer), Juwon Ogungbe (Musical Consultant), Charles Olokpa (Choreographer)

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