Join us for an intimate evening of theatre in the Snug at Tobacco Factory; Ayodele Scott and David Evans in the ‘Agbo play’ NATIVE WIT

Ayodele Scott and David Evans blend drumming, song and physical theatre to present a hilarious, humane and ultimately life-affirming exploration of their childhood experiences of colonial West Africa.

Shows running 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th July.

Follow the link above for tickets, including for concessions and family.

The performance will start at 7pm in The Snug; enter the Tobacco Factory Café Bar via North St, and head through the double doors to the right of the bar.

More about this wonderful, multi disciplinary performance…

A spirit of playfulness, love and joy is conjured by Ayodele and David. This piece stitches together fragments of their African childhoods to create a dazzling patchwork, rich in surprises in an hilarious, humane and ultimately life-affirming exploration of their experiences of colonial West Africa.

Award winning and multi-disciplinary, these performers blend decades of experience to combine drumming, dance, singing and clowning with physical theatre. Each proceeding scene is randomly drawn by an audience member from a market trader’s basket to create a theatre experience unique to every performance.

‘Agbo play’ from Sierra Leone playfully engages everyone as creative participants
through chanting, singing, clapping and laughter. Based in Crediton, Devon, Imùlè Theatre was founded in 1990 by David Evans to explore the relationship between colonialism, the environment and indigenous cultures.
Ayodele joined Imùlè in 1994. Despite having worked with Wole Soyinka, Augusto Boal, Peter Brook and Jerzy Grotowski, Ayo introduced his indigenous theatre making approach from Freetown.
Agbo Play fuses performers and spectators in African street theatre to create a playful and restorative experience.

“Amazing Show – Wonderful Rhythms – Excellent – See this!”

“Full of effervescence – lovely relationship between the performers – touching

– Barnstaple Theatrefest reviews- 2023

“Marvel at their powerful stories, infectious wit, physical prowess
and drumming dexterity…precision engineering for the imagination”

– Richard Wolfenden-Brown – Artistic Programmer, Plough Arts, Torrington May