The Half God of Rainfall nominated for five BBTA Awards
Posted on: 1st October 2019
The nominees for the 2019 Black British Theatre Awards have just been announced, and The Half God of Rainfall co-produced by Fuel, Kiln Theatre and Birmingham Repertory has garnered nominations in five different categories.
Inua Ellams for the Book & Lyrics Recognition Award
Nancy Medina – The Half God of Rainfall, for Best Director Award for a Play or Musical
Kwami Odoom – The Half God of Rainfall, for Best Male Actor in a Play
Rakie Ayola – The Half God of Rainfall, for Best Female Actor in a Play
The Half God of Rainfall for Best Production Play
The Half God of Rainfall is a contemporary epic that weaves poetry and storytelling in a majestic journey that transports us from a tiny village in South West Nigeria to Mount Olympus, to the further reaches of our galaxy and beyond.
The Half God of Rainfall premiered across April and May of this year at Birmingham Repertory and Kiln theatre in London. Written by Inua Ellams and Directed by Nancy Medina, the show featured Kwami Odoom and Rakie Ayola with design by Max Johns, Lighting design by Jackie Shemesh and sound design by Tanuja Amarasuriya.
Responding to a lack of recognition for the abundance of Black British talent over the past 70 years, The Black British Theatre Awards aim to bridge the gap between contribution and recognition, amplifying the positivity of talent and creativity in British theatre and placing a visible face and recognition on all creative fields in the theatre.
The awards ceremony will take place Sunday 27 October 2019, as part of Black History Month. Congratulations and good luck to all of the nominees!
“We must uplift and recognise those who are not fairly represented and awarded for their undeniable talents.”
– Miriam Teak- Lee