Boi Boi is Dead. New play from Leeds’ Zodwa Nyoni

Zodwa Nyoni

Zodwa Nyoni

Leeds playwright, poet and performer, Zodwa Nyoni has her first full length play, Boi Boi is Dead,  at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, after a Channel 4 writer’s residency.

Afro-jazz legend, father, lover, playboy, husband, rule breaker, enigmatic force of nature… Boi Boi is dead. But not forgotten.

Left alone to rebuild her life, Miriam’s heartache is interrupted when Boi Boi’s reckless ex-wife Stella and traditionalistic brother show up to stake their claim on his name, on his property and to revel in the glory of his fame. Determined to keep her family together, Miriam’s life is thrown into turmoil when Stella discovers the secret she shared only with Boi Boi. Will the beguiling Stella be triumphant in the face of Boi Boi’s death? Live music entwines with crackling dialogue in this sharp new production for the Courtyard stage.

For more information and how to book, click here.

Boi Boi is Dead, 14th Feb - 7 March at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

Boi Boi is Dead, 14th Feb – 7 March at the West Yorkshire Playhouse




Fiona Gell

Fiona is a lifelong reading enthusiast and book lover. Her career started as a bookseller and has never really veered away from the written and spoken word. It was a dream for her to be a founder member of The Leeds Big Bookend and the Northern Short Story Festival. She continues to be its Director.

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