Latest play from award-winning writer Bola Agbaje

Stonecrabs Theatre Company and the Albany present

The Burial

When her father dies, Funmi has to make some difficult choices, which are not helped by the arrival of his two wives from Nigeria... A sharp new satire by award-winning writer Bola Agbaje.

'A sharp witty observer of London life'

The Guardian on Bola Agbaje


Funmi has it all: a career, doting husband and a comfortable life in London... until the day her father dies and his two Nigerian wives arrive in a flurry of designer shoes and polished fingernails to clash over his burial arrangements. Born a Muslim, married a Christian and with new-found Buddhist beliefs, Funmi is forced to confront the past and her own faith to end the war over her father's body.


This lively new play by award-winning playwright Bola Agbaje explores how the conflicting traditions and religious tensions of one family reveal an unlikely respect for their Nigerian and British-Nigerian cultures.





Above: The Burial cast in rehearsals and writer, Bola Agbaje (far right).  Photos by John Garfield-Roberts.



Bola Agbaje won a Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement for her first play, Gone Too Far, and received an Evening Standard Award nomination for Most Promising Playwright. Her previous plays have been performed at the Royal Court Theatre (Gone Too Far, Off The Endz, Belong), Tricycle Theatre (Playing the Game, Detaining Justice) and other major theatres across London.


Directed by Franko Figueirdo.     





Thursday 2 May (preview) all tickets £8.  All other performances £10 - £14.

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Please note, there is no performance on Sunday 5 or Monday 6 May



Post Show Talk


Join us for a free Q&A with playwright Bola Agbaje and director Franko Figueiredo, after the show on Wednesday 8 May

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