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Play directory : Death & the King's Horseman

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  • Author
    Wole Soyinka
  • Written
    1975
  • Overview
    Nigeria, 1943. The King is dead, and tonight his Horseman must escort him to the Ancestors.

    As Elesin Oba dances through the closing marketplace, flirting with the women, pursued by his praise-singer and an entourage of drummers, he promises to honour the ancient Yoruba custom of ritual suicide and so accompany his ruler on the final journey. But a life so rich is hard to leave, and this is a British colony where such customs are not tolerated, no matter how sacred.

Members of Mandy Actors who have been involved in Death & the King's Horseman