The Almeida Summer 2016

I know I need to write about the shows I am in whilst I am in them, but I always seem to get swept away into the world of the work only to remember my blog when I have come out the other side. 

A few years ago I was in a production of Eve Ensler’s A Memory, a Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer which was to raise money for a Congolese charity called City of Joy. They offer shelter, education and support for women who’ve suffered abuse or are separated from their families. I’ve always remembered that experience and when I got this role, I felt a slight dread at having to re-enter that emotional space again. Then of course I felt bad because I have the choice, whereas people living that reality have none... 

Hear more about my journey through this piece in an interview I did with Gillian Fisher of Afridiziak.com. Click here to read more

Joan Iyiola as Suzanne and Anna-Maria Nabirye as Anne-Marie

Joan Iyiola as Suzanne and Anna-Maria Nabirye as Anne-Marie

It was a joy to be at The Almeida, a theatre I have always respected and admired and to be there with such a provocative play was a perfect match for me.

Joan Iyiola, Anna-Maria Nabirye

Joan Iyiola, Anna-Maria Nabirye


There is outstanding work, meanwhile, from Richie Campbell as a militant leader of the Combattants and Anna-Maria Nabirye as a more pacific Congolese campaigner
— The Guardian, Michael Billington

Read the whole review here

 

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