54.60 Africa – Rehearsed Readings

22 – 26 October 2021

Omnibus Clapham – Bernie Grant Arts Centre – Hackney Showroom

Our year-long R&D for 54.60 Africa culminated in a series of rehearsed readings across London.

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54.60 Africa – A rehearsed reading

Ten childhood pals reunite to celebrate their friendship. They pledge to visit, between them, all 54 countries in the continent of Africa.

Seven years later they meet again with life-changing adventures to share.

This 60 minute script in hand R&D presentation is a collection of exhilarating, heart stopping cross-cultural pan-African encounters told through story, song, music and dance.

54.60 Africa is written and directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr, produced by Thomas Kell and conceived by the Elufowoju jr Ensemble in partnership with Omnibus Theatre Clapham, Bernie Grants Arts Centre and Hackney Showroom.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

22 -24 October at Omnibus Theatre, Clapham

Friday 22 October at 7.30pm

Saturday 23 October at 7.30pm

Sunday 24 October at 4pm


25 October at Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Tottenham

Monday 25 October at 7.30pm


26 October at Hackney Showroom

Tuesday 26 October at 5pm



Sunday 10 October 3pm-5pm : Tastes from Africa

Share with us your sounds, your looks and your tastes from Africa at a big celebration of all 54 African nations.

FREE – BOOK here

Wednesday 27 October: Sounds from Africa

A singing workshop for young people aged 12+.

FREE – BOOK here

The Ensemble

Prisca Bakare

André Bright

Munashe Chirisa

Heather Craney

Kemi Durosinmi

Ayo-Dele Edwards

Emmanuel Edwards

Femi Elufowoju jr

Shanu Hazzan-Elufowoju

Lánre Njoku

Sabrina Richmond

Hemi Yeroham