“As the Anyia’s, a British-Nigerian family, pack their suitcases and prepare to head home to Lagos for a memorial service in honour of the late Mr Anyia, they soon realise they will need to get rid of some excess baggage first! A fast, furious and funny new family drama about intergenerational and cross cultural relationships.”
You mean Egusi Soup? (Pronounced phonetically e-goose-si) soup. It is a popular West African dish; most of us from Nigeria, Sierra Leone to Liberia have versions of it and then compete with each other for the best Egusi Soup and jollof rice. It’s usually made of vegetables such as spinach or callaloo. The Egusi itself is made from ground melon seeds, which forms the base. ~ Ellen Thomas in an interview on Afridiziak
Two time EMMA Award Best Actress Nominee, Ellen Thomas (previously on Eastenders) stars in Egusi Soup, an award-winning comedy by the talented Janice Okoh. Egusi Soup chronicles the familiar West African story of having to unpack excess baggage both literal and figurative.
The play will run from Wednesday May 23 – Saturday 9 June at the Soho Theater in London. The all West African cast also includes Rhoda Ofori-Attah, Anniwaa Buachie (Ghana), Nick Oshikanlu (Nigeria), and Lace Akpojaro.