The Half God of Rainfall

  • Project: The Half God of Rainfall
  • Artist/Company: Inua Ellams

Kiln Theatre, Fuel and Birmingham Repertory Theatre present


by Inua Ellams

Modupe, cursed with extraordinary beauty, draws the unwanted attention of the Greek and Yoruba gods. Her son Demi, half Nigerian-mortal, half Olympian child, is bestowed with powers; one of them manifests in the game of basketball. When he unknowingly sparks Zeus’ wrath, Modupe tries to protect him from the capricious whims of the gods.

Inua Ellams (The Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre; An Evening With An Immigrant) writes this contemporary saga that weaves poetry with storytelling in a majestic, chaotic journey across mythologies that transports us from a tiny village in Southern Nigeria to the further reaches of our galaxy and beyond.

Supported by London Community Foundation, Cockayne - Grants for the Arts.

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