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Gbolahan Obisesan

Director, Writer

Gbolahan was Genesis Fellow of the Young Vic Theatre. He is currently developing a feature film with Emu Films/Film 4. He was one of the six writers and the only British writer on Rufus Norris’ Feast, commissioned by the Royal Court and The Young Vic for their World Stages London which was produced at The Young Vic, he also directed four plays as part of The Bush Theatre’s epic 66 BOOKS project which ran at the Bush and Westminster Abbey.

Work as a playwright includes:

UNTITLED ORIGINAL COMMISSION
The Yard Theatre

THE FISHERMAN
Adaptation of the booker nominated novel for New Perspectives
Manchester Home, UK Tour, Edinburgh Festival & Arcola London

★★★★ ‘A supreme piece of theatre’ The Stage ★★★★ ‘Something very special’ Guardian

★★★★ ‘Moving…spellbinding’ Daily Mail

★★★★★ ‘breath-taking’ North West End ★★★★ ‘Stunningly good’ Manchester Theatre Awards

★★★★ The Skinny, WhatsOnStage, BritishTheatre.com

HANSEL & GRETEL
The Place / Uchenna Dance

HOW NIGERIA BECAME: A Story, and a spear that didn’t work
Unicorn Theatre

PIGEON ENGLISH
Bristol Old Vic / Edinburgh Festival

MAD ABOUT THE BOY
Edinburgh Festival and UK tour

Film:

WE GET AROUND In development
Emu Films / Film4

Work as Director includes:

THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
World premiere production of the Giles Foden novel
Adapted by Steve Waters
Sheffield Crucible

RANDOM by debbie tucker green
Leeds Playhouse

YVETTE By Urielle Klein-Mekongo
China Plate and Bush Theatre

★★★★ “The power of the play is in its quiet poetry” Guardian

★★★★
“most compact and impactful pieces of theatre you’re likely to see this season” Entertainment Focus

★★★★★ Always Time for Theatre
CUTTIN’ IT by Charlene James
Young Vic, Sheffield Crucible, Birmingham Rep, Yard Theatre, Royal Court
Olivier Nominated

SUS
Young Vic and UK tour – Jerwood Award for directing

YVETTE By Urielle Klein-Mekongo
China Plate and Bush Theatre

WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT by Jackie Sibblies Drury
Bush Theatre
Bush Theatre

EYE/BALLS
Soho Theatre

HOLD IT UP
Soho Theatre)

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