House of Ife (London)
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House of Ife (London)

House of Ife (London) London Reviews and Tickets

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About the Show

A family is brought together following the tragic death of their eldest son, Ife. 

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Critic Reviews (6)

The Guardian (UK)
May 12th, 2022

Beru Tessema’s script is richly textured and artfully written, although the story seems to waver in its focus for too long and then throws out too much at the end. The performances paste over the script’s cracks and every actor is engaging and assured.
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WhatsOnStage
May 9th, 2022

The writing stalls only in the penultimate scene It's a flaw in what is otherwise a really wonderful new play. All in all, this is one of the most vibrant pieces of new work I've seen for years.
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 5th, 2022

Lynette Linton’s production similarly radiates an easy, lived-in naturalism. And it produces a truly exceptional performance from Michael Workeye ... He’s a rising star.
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The Times (UK)
May 5th, 2022

Its atmosphere is slow-smouldering, and when the plot finally does catch fire it’s a little too late. Still Lynette Linton’s traverse production ... sizzles with dangerous tension, and it’s beautifully acted, in particular by Karla-Simone Spence.
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The Stage (UK)
May 6th, 2022

Though much is left underexplored, the straightforward story is packed with ideas. Michael Workeye gives a scene-stealing turn as ... Yosi.
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London Theatre
May 5th, 2022

Michael Workeye is simply outstanding in his role and provides all the comic relief the audience needs. Definitely an actor to watch. To see an Ethiopian family story on a main stage feels like a triumph in itself especially when the writing is so brilliant.
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