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Gbolahan Obisesan

Director, Writer


Simon Blakey

Gbolahan Obisesan was Genesis Fellow of the Young Vic Theatre and is under commission to tiata fahodzi theatre company.  He is currently developing a feature film with Emu Films/Film 4 and an original television drama with Little Dot Studios.

Writing credits for theatre include: The Fishermen (New Perspectives, UK Tour, adapted from the Booker nominated novel by Chigozie Obioma); Hansel & Gretel (Uchenna Dance/The Place); Feast (Royal Court/Young Vic); How Nigeria Became: A Story and A Spear That Didn’t Work (Unicorn Theatre); Pigeon English (Bristol Old Vic/Edinburgh Festival, adapted from the novel by Stephen Kelman); Mad About The Boy(Edinburgh Festival and UK tour).

Directing credits include: Random (Leeds Playhouse – Feb 2019); Yvette (China Plate – being revived at the Bush Theatre in summer 2019); Cuttin it (Olivier Nominated in 2017 – Young Vic, Sheffield Crucible, Birmingham Rep, Yard Theatre, Royal Court); We Are Proud To Present… (Bush Theatre);  66 Books (Bush Theatre); SUS (Young Vic & UK tour – Jerwood Award for directing); Eye/Balls (Soho Theatre); Hold it Up (Soho theatre).  He was Director in Residence at the National Theatre Studio and resident director for the Oliver Theatre on Fela!; Death and the Kings Horsemen and Comedy of Errors (National Theatre).

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