Hoard, Bim Adewunmi’s love letter to the Black British experience

Photo: David Monteith-Hodge
Bim Adewunmi’s debut play ‘Hoard’ explores the contours of a multi-generational British Nigerian family.

Hoard, Bim Adewunmi’s debut play, opened at the Arcola last week. Set in east London, Hoard follows three Nigerian sisters as they navigate the fallout of their mother stumbling upon their dinner party, to which she was not invited, with a significant guest of honour they have kept secret from her. Audiences witness an unexpected, necessary, and resonant conversation between mother and daughters, with Adewunmi exploring the contours of a multi-generational British Nigerian family. Hoard is both funny and refreshing, an example of theatre that focuses on the joy, rather than trauma, of the Black British experience. It is a reminder that our stories do not have to be painful to be real, valid, and worth programming.

Hoard is open until 8th June 2019. Get your tickets before they sell out, and check out some behind the scenes photos below!

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