The 2019 edition of Lagos Theatre Festival (LTF) is set to showcase over 140 shows in seven days under the theme: ‘Imagine the Unimaginable’ taking place from April 8 to 14 at different venues across Lagos, the organisers have said.
LTF, arguably West Africa’s biggest performing arts festival, promises to be an interesting variety of theatre performances and events, which will take place at venues including Freedom Park – (the main hub of the festival), British Council, MUSON Centre, Terra Kulture Arena, Bariga Market and a host of others.
A statement by the organisers said that participating production companies and individuals are deep into the rhythm of rehearsals to ensure that they not only have the best of their arts on display, but also retain the interest of the audience towards the propagation of theatre culture in Lagos, and Nigeria by extension.
Hence activities are in top gear to ensure that those attending have the best experience at this year’s edition.
“This year’s programme is designed to ensure that the festival offers unforgettable experiences to everyone that will be attending”, the Festival Director, Sola Oyebade proclaimed.
“Despite having moved the dates due to the elections, we are all excited in anticipation of the outcome of this year’s edition.”
The festival was conceived and launched in 2013 by the United Kingdom’s cultural organisation, British Council in response to their inspiration to provide a platform for theatre makers in Nigeria, to develop audiences for theatre productions and to produce theatre works in unconventional spaces.
The 5th Lagos Theatre Festival took place in February 2018 across Lagos featuring over 110 events, with remarkable audience attendance of workshops and shows at the various venues during the six-day period of the festival. Last year the festival organisation transited into the care of a registered trust, a Not-for-Profit organisation, managed by a Board of Directors.