Egusi Soup

By Janice Okoh

Egusi Soup
Paperback, 88 pages Online Price:
ISBN: 9781848422711
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 17th May 2012
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Category: Black & Asian interest, Drama, English, Family, Full length plays, Good role(s) for female performers, Modern drama (post-1945), Small cast (3-6 performers)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

Cast Notes: 3f 2m

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Staging: Single Built Set
Amateur rights performance fee: £75.00 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

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A fast and funny family drama about intergenerational and cross-cultural relationships - containing plenty of spicy bits…

It’s the anniversary of John Anyia’s death, and the Anyias are packing their suitcases, preparing to head home to Nigeria for a memorial service in his honour. But before they go, they’re going to have to get rid of some excess baggage.

'entertaining and revealing... you want to see more from this writer'

- The Times

'a new work showcasing extraordinary writing... both sensitive and accurate in its portrayal of a modern British-Nigerian family... a triumph'


'Okoh’s play is punchy and funny, and generates much laughter of recognition'

- The Stage

'genuine laugh-out-loud moments'


Janice Okoh won the Bruntwood Playwrighting Competition (in association with Manchester Royal Exchange) in 2011, and was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award and the Alfred Fagon Award for her play The Real House (Three Birds).

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