'A sad tale's best for winter.'

— Act II scene 1

Part of the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival.

The Renegade Theatre initiated the Theatre@Terra project in 2007, where plays were produced twice every Sunday in Lagos without interruption for three and a half years - a feat unparalleled in modern Nigeria. The company's patron is Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka. Yoruba folk tales inform this magical new production where Leontes becomes Sango, the God of Thunder, and Hermoine is Oya, the Warrior Spirit of the Wind.

Synopsis

When Leontes, Sicilian king, becomes convinced his pregnant wife Hermione is conducting an affair with his closest friend Polixenes, King of Bohemia, he is so enraged he banishes her newborn child, while Hermione apparently dies of grief. Sixteen years later, the child, Perdita, having been raised in Bohemia by shepherds, is in love with Florizel, son of Polixenes, who forbids their marriage. The lovers travel to Leontes’ court seeking happiness, which they find – in ways nobody expected.

Cast

Olawale Adebayo
LEONTES

Olarotimi Fakunle
POLIXENES

Kehinde Bankole
HERMIONE

Idiat Abisola Sobande
PAULINA

Olasunkanmi Adebayo
CAMILLO

Adekunle Smart Adejumo
ANTIGONUS/
AUTOLYCUS

Adisa Moruf Adeyemi
LORD/CLOWN/
HOOLIGAN

Anike Alli-Hakeem
EMILIA/MOPSA/
DORCAS

Oluwatoyin Alli-Hakeem
PERDITA/COURTIER

Joshua Ademola Alabi
MAMILUS/GUARD/
FLORIZEL

Amos Oluronbi Olutokun
OLD SHEPHERD

Motunrayo Orobiyi
TIME

Taiwo ‘Keleko’ Adesoji
HOOLIGAN

Creatives

Oluwole Oguntokun
DIRECTOR

Tade Ipadeola

TRANSLATION


Faith Ogbu

COSTUME DESIGN


Ian Russell

DIRECTOR FOR THE SCREEN