With The Girl Who Was Very Good at Lying, and FIJI currently running at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Omnibus Theatre today announce the full company for the world premiere of Jacob Roberts-Mensah’s DRUM.
Sarah Amankwah directs Benjamin Sarpong-Broni (Mike Eghan) and Joshua Roberts-Mensah (James Barnor).
DRUM emerged from Engine Room, Omnibus Theatre’s flagship artist support scheme. Engine Room puts the audience, at the heart of the creative process.
Following the sharing the audience are asked to complete a feedback form, with their comments directly influencing the next development of the pieces.
DRUM then was originally performed as a work-in-progress script-in-hand piece at Camden People’s Theatre in Spring 2022, and the full feature length play opens at Omnibus Theatre on 9 September with previews from 6 September and runs until 25 September.
As the afternoon sun hits BBC Broadcasting House in London, photographer James Barnor meets broadcaster Mike Eghan for the very first time. Thrown together by lives built far from home, the two rising Ghanaian creatives must manoeuvre through their perception of identity, success, assimilation and home.
This joyful and poignant fiction fuses storytelling, music and dance with archival material to capture a unique snapshot of London in the swinging sixties.