Globe to Globe: The Winter's Tale (2012)
Performed in Yoruba with English subtitles. Yoruba folk tales inform The Renegade Theatre's magical production where Leontes becomes Sango, the God of Thunder, and Hermoine is Oya, the Warrior Spirit of the Wind.
'A sad tale's best for winter.'
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.
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.
Idiat Abisola Sobande
Adekunle Smart Adejumo
Adisa Moruf Adeyemi
Joshua Ademola Alabi
Amos Oluronbi Olutokun
Taiwo ‘Keleko’ Adesoji
DIRECTOR FOR THE SCREEN