OLIVA TWEEST is an Afrobeats musical, taking place April 15th 2013, in the Lyric Theatre (home of Thriller: The Musical). It is the first play of its kind to feature in the west end and will feature a lot of familiar faces in the Afrobeats scene.
The story, which is based on the D’Banj song ‘Oliver Twist’, is set in present time London, about a promiscuous young man (Tobi) who's past comes back to haunt him when he finds the girl who changes him for the better(Testimony), with comedic performances from his Mother(Aunty Funke) and her lover (Pastor Bayodele played by Adot Comedian).
Great imagery, choreography and vocals are displayed throughout the production with the cast full of up and coming professionals.
The Live band and vocal group (trained by Conrad Benjamin of Clarity Vocals) perform several breath taking cover versions of songs, by artists such as; Wiz Kid, D’Banj, Stay J and many more, also expect to see some live cameo performances by surprise guest artists like Mista Silva and others.
We are excited to be attending this event as we feel it will be revolutionary and would like to support it. We will be reviewing it so keep your eyes peeled for our thoughts and interviews with the cast and playwright ! You too can attend by purchasing your ticket from the link below - tickets start from £15 :
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BY DEBORAH MARIE