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Entertainment of Sunday, 26 December 2021


Patience Ozokwor, Kate Henshaw, others shine light on girl child in Speaking Out

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Speaking Out, a stage play from the stable of Doyenne Circle, is set to hit the stage of the Agip Hall of Muson Centre, Lagos, January 1, 2022, featuring Patience Ozokwor and Kate Henshaw, and veteran singer, Onyeka Onwenu, as well as other prominent thespians.

The 30-act all-female cast musical explores and highlights the journey of the girl child from birth, through childhood and adulthood, all the way to motherhood. Written and compiled by Chukwuma Okoye from the original works of Tony Marinho, the play uses the ‘total female experience’ to tell a story driven by a musical force as directed by Kenneth Uphopho.

Beginning with a celebration of the birth of the girl child, the play takes a roller-coaster ride through her daunting growth in a largely gender prejudiced environment. This inequitable society plagues her every step, from the celebration of her birth through such typical challenges as child labour, education, female trafficking, dating, sex, spousal abuse, divorce and single motherhood. Singed but tireless, she emerges through all odds with her daughter, stronger and determined to live her life in full.

Set to hit the stage from January 1 to 3, 2022, the play is already garnering attention, with many expressing delight at the all-female cast.

Describing the stage play as spectacular, Okoye stated that it will showcase the incredible and diverse cast of women bringing all their talents to stage, ranging from music, acting and dancing.