The Life of Olu
8th & 9th June
Performances start 7:30pm
Please Note - this show is suitable for ages 16+
All tickets £5
‘I mean I'm basically a man now… I've got pubic hair do you wanna see!?’
Navigating teenage life is hard when you’re on the cusp of manhood(sort of). Now imagine having to decide between a packet of Monster Munch or a carton of Sun Exotic before bossman kicks you out of his shop for taking too long. Olu’s got a lot on his plate; no TV on weeknights, no idea how to talk to his crush Karina and no facial hair in sight...yet. Welcome to Olu’s world; a world beyond the walls of the Roundwood Estate filled with dreams of getting into Oxford University and Kelly Rowland
East15 graduate Temi Majekodunmi paints a hilarious and heartwarming scratch night performance about adolescence, inspired by his childhood. Temi has recently been a part of the Kiln Young Writers Programme writing a short play ‘Chicken Legs’ that was performed online for the Kiln Theatre. He was also a part of Blink Theatre’s Response 5: ESCAPE a collection of monologues written by emerging writers performed by an all-female cast.
Jessica Mensah is a Director. She graduated with a BA in Theatre & Performance, from the University of Surrey, Guildford School of Acting. She trained as a director on Stonecrabs Young Directors Training Programme (2020) and through the Young Vic’s Introduction to Directing Course (2017) and took part in an RTYDS placement at tiata fahodzi as part of the Artistic Directors Leadership programme (2019). In 2017, she embarked on a year-long placement with Kiln Theatre, working within the creative learning department. Jessica is the Chair for Purple Moon Drama’s Digital Youth Board and a previous Trustee for Metroland Culture.
Cast & Creative
Writer & Perfomer: Temi Majekodunmi
Director: Jesscia Mensah
Lighting & Sound: Jonathan Chan
Poster Desgin: Denis Ntege
Fight Director: Kevin Mccurdy
This performance contains strong language, racist language, themes of violence, sexual violence and sexual nature.