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House Of Ife

Author(s): Beru Tessema
Company: Bush Theatre

"See that’s the problem with this family innit, we never wanna talk real about Ife."

In the wake of the sudden death of their eldest son, Ife, one family is forced to confront the traumas they’ve long tried to bury. As the sun beats down on their North London flat, and the head of the family arrives from Ethiopia for the funeral, tensions rise, cultures clash, and past betrayals are unearthed.

A tense story of what it means to belong, and what happens when a family’s secrets shake its foundations by Ethiopian-British writer Beru Tessema directed by Artistic Director Lynette Linton (Sweat, Chiaroscuro).


Bush Theatre, London