The Miller’s Tale: Wahala Dey Oh!
A MODERN NIGERIAN PLAY ADAPTATION OF CHAUCER’S CLASSIC
PRODUCTION BY SAGA TIATA
“a Chaucerian cocktail of passion, intrigues and bawdy humour, spiced with African magic of song and dance”
A colourful adaptation of Chaucer´s 700 year’s timeless classic- Canterbury/Miller´s Tale; transposed to present-day Nigeria with its eclectic mix of music, dance, superstition, religion, social distinctions and colonial mentality.
Irrespective of time, place and culture, we see the parallels in human unchanging emotions, and the inevitable struggle that ensues whenever there is conflict of interests: What could have driven an otherwise amiable, church assistant to violence?
The drama charts the descent of an elderly wealthy carpenter, plagued by superstition and jealousy and his unfulfilled, over indulged, savvy teenage wife and her lovers vying for her unwinnable love. Their household includes, two loyal servants thrown together doing a job they hate and a poor, treacherous, angry student, desperate to revenge the gullible carpenter and bed his irresistible wife. The play brings every nuance of emotion together, climaxing in interrupted midnight passion, spurned love, and grievous bodily harm, which results in mayhem and endless gossip. Ultimately, a testimony to Chaucer´s greatness in capturing the enduring complex fragile human condition of fear, envy, love, betrayal, revenge, hope, and the incessant need for hot gossip.
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|-Production||The Millers Tale: Wahala Dey Oh!|
(A modern Nigerian adaptation of Chaucer’s Classic)
|-Venue||C venues | C Main | Venue 34 | Adam House,Chambers Street|
|-Dates||(This Show is Now Closed) 1st – 27th August 2012|
|-Time||(The Next Showing TBC) 1:15pm | 70mins|
|-Bookings||C Venues Box Office | Tel +44 (0)845 260 1234|
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