Man Talk Woman Talk at Twilight Theatre

Ola Rotimi’s Man Talk, Woman Talk

4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

Product Description

Set in a courtroom/Tribunal, the play puts discourse in perspective with representatives from the male and female genders arguing out points for their respective genders. Boy and Girl engage each other in a heated, bordering-on-the-ill-tempered debate to lay bare the psychology of each gender. They state their individual perspectives, perceptions, complaints and what they desire of each other.

Judge and Councillor are moderator and adviser to the tribunal respectively. Supposedly neutral, they both reveal their individual predilections for their respective genders by cheering and reinforcing either Boy or Girl’s arguments.

Featuring Austine Onuoha, Tosin Adeyemi, Uche Elumelu and Obende Julius under the direction of Bimbo Olorunmola, Ola Rotimi’s play is as relevant today as it was when he first wrote it and brings into sharp relief questions about gender equality in modern day Nigeria. B/Rated Productions’ dramatisation of this very well regarded work is peppered with contemporary Nigerian witticisms and has something new even for seasoned theatre-goers who will have seen previous productions.

Venue: Twilight Theatre @ Ace Olivia Hall, City Mall, Onikan, Lagos.
Dates: 4, 11, 18 & 25 September 2016
Times: 3 & 6PM
Ticket Prices: ₦3,500, ₦5,000 (VIP) & ₦2,000 (Students with ID)

Tickets can also be acquired at the following Tastee Fried Chicken Restaurants:

  • Oyin Jolayemi Street, Victoria Island.
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  • Oando Filling Station, Ikate, Lekki.
  • Marina.
  • Opebi Road, Ikeja.
  • Ogba, Ikeja.
  • Warehouse Road, Apapa.
  • 22 Road Festac Town.

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2 reviews for Ola Rotimi’s Man Talk, Woman Talk

  1. 4 out of 5


    With the publicity posters bearing the faces of the actors pasted along the hallway that led to the entrance of the theatre space, the warm reception a the door, down to the meticulously arranged chairs for the audience and the sparse but formidable set which simulated a courtroom at first glance, I was certain l was going to have a good time. The about one hour, forty-five minutes matinee performance on the age-long battle of the sexes was well carried by the five good actors l saw.The judge wears the very essence of mischief, humour, impeccable comic timing and boisterous energy as he walks about the courtroom in his robe of the court while welding his unique gavel – a cane! Counsellor is easy on the eye with her smart ensemble and suede shoes which contrast with the thick Igbo accent she pushes across to the audience with alacrity. Karina doles out her points clearly while striding about the court like a model without the makeup Chuks speaks of. Chuks and the judge’s son (who could have been better costumed), wear confidence so effortlessly. I think it was well directed as Rotimi’s play was spiced up with relatable aspects of our culture, the introduction of touch screens and a laptop, water bottles, music (albeit under-rehearsed), interesting blockings and a new opening. Cheers to the company!

  2. 5 out of 5


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