Mojisola Adebayo's

Desert Boy

Mojisola Adebayo

Segen Yosef

The Carne Studio Theatre 

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Thursday 2 Sept 7pm
(livestreamed performance)
Friday 3 Sept 2pm Matinee
Friday 3 Sept 7pm

Running time 90 minutes. There is no interval

*Please note the date change from August to Sept, our Box Office will be contacting those who have booked previously.

Mojisola Adebayo is a playwright, performer, director, producer, workshop facilitator and lecturer. She has a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts, an MA in Physical Theatre and her PhD is entitled Afriquia Theatre: Creating Black Queer Ubuntu Through Performance (Goldsmiths, Royal Holloway and Queen Mary, University of London). Mojisola trained extensively with Augusto Boal and is an international specialist in Theatre of the Oppressed, often working in locations of crisis and conflict. She has worked in theatre, radio and television, on four continents, over the past 25 years, performing in over 50 productions, writing, devising and directing over 30 plays, and leading countless workshops, from Antarctica to Zimbabwe. Her own authored plays include Moj of the Antarctic: An African Odyssey (Lyric Hammersmith and Ovalhouse, London), Muhammad Ali and Me (Ovalhouse, Albany Theatre, London and UK touring), 48 Minutes for Palestine (Ashtar Theatre and international touring), Desert Boy (Albany Theatre, London and UK touring), The Listeners (Pegasus Theatre, Oxford), I Stand Corrected (Artscape, Ovalhouse, London and international touring and The Interrogation of Sandra Bland (Bush Theatre, London).

During the one-year postgraduate MA Directing programme, directors build their practice through an intense programme of practical classwork, reflective tutorials and attachments as assistant directors on LAMDA productions, supporting the work of professional directors. Training culminates with each student directing and realising a play of their choice in one of our performance spaces.

Learn more about our MA Directing course.

Contains very strong language including racial slurs, racial content, violence, strobe lighting and haze.

Photos: Lidia Crisafulli

Creative Team

Segen Yosef

Constance Canavarro

Lighting Designer
Amy Hill

Sound Designer
Jahmiko Marshall

Composer / Music Support
Kevin Mark Trail

Movement Director
Bisola Bello

Voice Coach
Esi Acquaah-Harrison


Desert Man
Samuel Adebayo

Jordan Barton

Soldier Boy
Romeo Mika

Joshua Rogers

Ramiah Smith

Production Team

Technical Stage Manager
Hayley Bowman

Chief LX
Harry Masters

Production Sound Engineer & Streaming Supervisor
Nevison Kusokora

Construction Carpenter
Sam Maslin

Charli Stephens-King

Camera Operators
Sophia Markou
Murong Li

Photos: Alex Brenner