Almeida Theatre announces full casting for the world premiere of Dipo Baruwa-Etti’s ‘The Clinic’

The Almeida Theatre has announced the full cast for the world premiere of Dipo Baruwa-Etti’s tense and powerful new play, The Clinic, which opens on Monday 12 September, with previews from Saturday 3 September, and runs until Saturday 1 October 2022.

Monique Touko directs Toyin Ayedun-Alase, Donna Berlin, Maynard Eziashi, Simon Manyonda, Gloria Obianyo and Mercy Ojelade in this tense and transfixing portrait of a woman with a hunger for change, a family on fire and how to rise from the ashes of a broken world.

“There are flames in your eyes, telling me you’re going to be a wildfire.”

Wunmi is tired of the fight. When her world collapses, she turns to Ore for help.

Ore resolves to save Wunmi, providing sanctuary in her parents’ home – a family ​of charity workers, therapists and politicians, dedicated to serving their community.

Wunmi’s presence soon disrupts familiar patterns – cracks start to widen and bad blood thickens. As these pillars of society crumble, Wunmi wonders whether she’s walked into a refuge or ​a trap?

The Clinic is a fiercely political and lyrical play by Dipo Baruwa-Etti (An unfinished man, The Yard) written during a twelve-month residency with the Almeida as part of the Channel 4 Playwrights’ bursary.

The creative team includes: Designer: Paul Wills; Lighting Designer: Matt Haskins; Sound Designer: Christopher Shutt; Composer: Shiloh Coke; Choreographer: Lanre Malaolu; Casting Director: Julia Horan.

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