WorldCat Identities

Agbaje, Bola

Overview
Works: 25 works in 63 publications in 1 language and 864 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Satirical literature  Political plays 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR1246.B53, 822.9208
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Bola Agbaje
The Methuen Drama book of twenty-first century British plays( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title showcases five of the best new plays from the first decade of the 21st century. It presents some of the most exciting plays to emerge in recent years covering topics as diverse as the 7/7 terrorist attacks, gun crime in London and life in a mental hospital
Gone too far! by Bola Agbaje( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nigeria, England, America, Jamaica; are you proud of where you're from? Dark skinned, light skinned, afro, weaves, who are your true brothers and sisters? When two brothers from different continents go down the street to buy a pint of milk, they lift the lid on a disunited nation where everyone wants to be an individual but no one wants to stand out from the crowd. Bola Agbaje's comic, astute play about identity, history and culture depicts a world where respect is always demanded but rarely freely given. 'Gone Too Far!' premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in February 2007
Off the endz by Bola Agbaje( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David, Kojo and Sharon grew up on a London estate. Now in their mid-20s, they're eyeing another kind of life. But how do you choose the right path when temptation lies around every corner? If your emotional or financial debt is sky high, how do you buy your way out? Bola Agbaje's play asks whether being out of the system might be just as good as being in it. Agbaje's energetic, vibrant dialogue captures the dynamic rhythm of spoken language and she portrays an under-represented slice of society with skill and compassion. 'Off the Endz' premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in February 2010
Belong by Bola Agbaje( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supporters keh. Forget this country. How many year have you lived here? Your English is better than the Queen's and they still call you. . . When Kayode's election campaign for a seat in parliament fails, the Nigerian born MP falls into a pit of depression. Angry and confused, he blames his loss on his ethnicity, despite being beaten by another black candidate. His subsequent remarks to the press force him into hiding. Disgraced and, according to his friend, 'in need of a holiday', he returns to his native Nigeria hoping to escape politics. But here he meets his adopted brother, who is deeply involved in the corrupt politics of his homeland. Kayode's determination to change things emerges with fierce vehemence, as he becomes dangerously involved in a political power struggle. Bola Agbaje's satirical new play questions our notion of home. It examines what it is to be both a British and African citizen, and what happens when corruption in the two nations seems impossible to overcome
Detaining justice by Bola Agbaje( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Detaining Justice' is an interrogatory play about illegal immigration and race, in which the urgent issues are brought to life with humour and compassion. In the offices of the immigration authorities, inside the detention centres, and out in the world where illegal immigrants are working, Agbaje examines Britain's tangled immigration system and the lives of those who slip through the cracks. 'Detaining Justice' was first performed as part of the 'Not Black and White' season at the Tricycle Theatre, London, in 2009
Playing the Game (NHB Modern Plays) by Bola Agbaje( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div> Election time. The Students' Association needs a new President, and Akousa's achingly cool flatmates are certain she is perfect for the position. How can they persuade her, and how much is she willing to compromise? From the author of <I>Gone Too Far!</I>, <I>Playing the Game</I> was first staged at the Traverse Theatre, in 2010 as part of the <I>Women, Power & Politics</I> season. </div>
Playing the game by Bola Agbaje( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parking Wars (Production) by Bola Agbaje( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10by10 is a project developed and produced by Eclipse Theatre - Britain's leading black-led national touring company. 10 writers. 10 cities. 10 films. Pastor and Imam's sermons are punctured by car horns
Not black and white : Category B ; Seize the day ; Detaining justice by Bola Agbaje( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not Black and White comprises of three new plays which examine the state of modern day Britain from the perspective of three leading black contemporary playwrights. Roy Williams, Kwame Kwei-Armah and Bola Agbaje tackle the prison system, the mayoralty and immigration in their respective plays. Category B: Roy Williams Saul runs a tip-top wing - the screws love him for it, especially Angela. Prisoners follow his rules, and it's all gravy. But Saul's number two position is vacant, new inmates are flooding in, so everyone's feeling the heat. No-one wants to go to Cat B, but the world on the outsi
Gone too far! by Destiny Ekaragha( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When London teenager Yemi's big brother comes to live with him from Nigeria, Ikudayisi's terrible fashion sense, broad Yoruba accent and misplaced confidence with the opposite sex threaten to destroy Yemi's already small amount of street cred. When the pair are forced to spend the day together on their Peckham estate Yemi is forced to confront local bullies, the unattainable girl of his dreams and his own African heritage, eventually teaching both of them the values of family and self-respect
Not black and white by Bola Agbaje( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three leading black playwrights examine the state of contemporary Britain. Roy Williams, Kwame Kwei-Armah and Bola Agbaje tackle the prison system, the mayoralty and immigration."
The Methuen Drama book of plays by black British writers by Mustapha Matura( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Methuen Drama Book of Plays by Black British Writers provides an essential anthology of six of the key plays that have shaped the trajectory of British black theatre from the late-1970s to the present day. In doing so it charts the journey from specialist black theatre companies to the mainstream, including West End success, while providing a cultural and racial barometer for Britain during the last forty years
Women, Power and Politics Now (NHB Modern Plays) by Joy Wilkinson( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of wide-ranging and ambitious short plays reflecting the complexities of women and political power in the United Kingdom. The five plays in this volume look at the impact and influence that women have today. Acting Leader by Joy WilkinsonAfter the sudden death of John Smith, Margaret Beckett finds herself hurled into the position of Acting Leader of the Opposition, and the sole female candidate in the race to lead the party. She embarks on her campaign with the support of Clare Short in the contest that saw the birth of New Labour. The Panel by Zinnie HarrisThe last candida
Parking Wars (Production). Production by Bola Agbaje( )

2 editions published in 2012 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10by10 is a project developed and produced by Eclipse Theatre - Britain's leading black-led national touring company. 10 writers. 10 cities. 10 films. Pastor and Imam's sermons are punctured by car horns
Parking Wars (Production) by Bola Agbaje( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10by10 is a project developed and produced by Eclipse Theatre - Britain's leading black-led national touring company. 10 writers. 10 cities. 10 films. Pastor and Imam's sermons are punctured by car horns
Fifty( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The movie captures a few pivotal days in the lives of four Nigeria women at the pinnacle of their careers. Meet Tola, Elizabeth, Maria and Kate, four friends forced at midlife to take inventory of their personal lives, while juggling careers and family against the sprawling backdrops of the upper middle-class neighborhoods of Ikoyi and Victoria Island in Lagos. They live and work in the resurgent, ever-bustling, 24-hour megacity of Lagos, the largest city of Africa's biggest and most vibrant economy"--Container
Parking Wars (Production) by Bola Agbaje( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10by10 is a project developed and produced by Eclipse Theatre - Britain's leading black-led national touring company. 10 writers. 10 cities. 10 films. Pastor and Imam's sermons are punctured by car horns
Parking Wars by Bola Agbaje( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

10by10 is a project developed and produced by Eclipse Theatre - Britain's leading black-led national touring company. 10 writers. 10 cities. 10 films. Pastor and Imam's sermons are punctured by car horns
[Bola Agbaje : Theatre & Performance Biographical File] by Bola Agbaje( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Not black and white : Play Anthologies( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.59 (from 0.18 for Not black ... to 0.96 for Not black ...)

The Methuen Drama book of twenty-first century British plays
Covers
Gone too far!Off the endzDetaining justiceNot black and whiteThe Methuen Drama book of plays by black British writers
Alternative Names
Bola Agbaje dramaturge nigériane

Bola Agbaje Laurence Olivier Award winner

Bola Agbaje toneelschrijfster uit Nigeria

博拉·阿格巴雅

波拉・阿嘉巴傑 奈及利亞的劇作家

Languages
English (55)