Hear Word! - Edinburgh International Festival

Naija Woman Talk True
iOpenEye / American Repertory Theater
Ifeoma Fafunwa

Hear Word! is Nigerian pidgin English for ‘Listen and Comply’. In this unflinchingly honest performance, ten of Nigeria’s biggest stars of theatre, film and television come together on stage to tell multi-generational stories of inequality and transformation.

Hear Word! gives an intimate view into the obstacles that Nigerian women face. Stories of domestic violence, of women’s absence from positions of power, of resilience and resistance, of shattering the culture of silence, of overturning the status quo, of abuse, disrespect, bravery, sisterhood and joy.

It’s a life-affirming call for female solidarity and empowerment that will shock you with its frankness, amuse you with its comedy — and galvanise you into action.

‘Hear Word! is agitprop theater of an exceptionally vital order … These are sparks to be fanned into flame. By the end the brightness radiating from its all-female cast has the glare and heat of a raging bonfire.’ 
The New York Times

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Cast and Credits

Co-written and Directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa

Cast includes Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Joke Silva, Ufuoma McDermott, Omonor, Zara Udofia-Ejoh, Elvina Ibru, Rita Edward, Debbie Ohiri, Oluchi Odii, Odenike

Dates, Times & Prices

19, 22, 23 Aug - 8pm
20 Aug -1pm
24, 25 Aug - 4pm

Running Time
1hr 15mins approx. (no interval)

£20 — £25 (fees apply)

Book through the International Festival here



£20 — £25 (fees apply)

Book through the International Festival here


CAP 25 Aug 4pm