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On Monday Last Week - Etcetera Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

ADAPTED from a short story by award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Saaramaria Kuittinen’s On Monday Last Week runs at the Etcetera Theatre from January 29 to February 4, 2018.

This important new stage adaptation about immigration, culture and self-discovery, brought to life by director Erika Eva and producer Josephine Samson, examines the often-neglected female angle to the immigrant story.

Kamara has recently moved from Nigeria to the United States, to join her husband after six years of waiting. She quickly finds out that the dream life her husband Tobechi left for is not there – instead, the engineer is driving a taxi, and they are crammed in a small apartment with poor prospects for the future. Moreover, Kamara has come to understand that an ocean between her and Tobechi had diluted their passion.

She starts working as a nanny in an eccentric American family with a pedantic health fanatic and a bohemian artist under the same roof, and tries to learn the oddities of the American culture. Suddenly, Kamara starts realizing that a new exciting desire is crawling into her flavorless life…

Director Erika Eva is a Finnish director, performer and teacher. She has lived in London for over two years now and has recently graduated from East15 MA Theatre Directing programme. She has since directed two plays in London and she’s also the Artistic Director of a physical theatre company Ekata Theatre. Before moving into directing, she did improvisation theatre, acting and directing in Finland.

Producer Josephine Samson is the founder of asme Productions Ltd. Her debut production Tonight I’ll be April and follow-up Silent Screams both received critical acclaim, and she aims to continue to produce theatre that evokes thought and emotion.

Tickets: £17.50 – available online at www.ticketea.co.uk/tickets-theatre-on-monday-last-week/.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7pm; Sunday at 6pm.

Running Time: 60 minutes.