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I AM DAVID OLUWALE By Debo Oluwatuminu



By Debo Oluwatuminu | Director: Moji Kareem | Composer & Musical Director: Juwon Ogungbe      

About the performance

A two weeks workshop in which we have explored ideas for developing a new play about David Oluwale and making it relevant to the current zeitgeist.

David Oluwale arrived in Leeds from Nigeria in 1949 and died in 1969. During his time in the city, he encountered anti-immigration racism and experienced mental health issues, homelessness, police malpractice and destitution, all of which still scar British society to this day.

His story has been explored through a blend of Nigerian oral storytelling techniques, movement, music, chants and audience participation, fusing cultures and time and focusing on the Everyman nature of what David experienced. 

Deborah Pakkar-Hull, Artistic Director of Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah has been working with the company on audience engagement. 

I am David Oluwale | Gallery

Show Credits

Moji Kareem

Composer and Musical Director
Juwon Ogungbe

Sound Director
Robert Hart

Emma Williams

Andile Sotiya

Consultant Artist
Deborah Pakkar-Hull

Christella Litras



David Oluwale
Tunji Falana

Kemi Oke
Oghenekevwe Emefe

Stephen Fletcher
Robert Angell

Richard Adewale
Lladel Bryant

Find out more

If would like to be kept informed on the development of the piece, please contact Utopia Theatre.