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The Clinic

Author(s): Dipo Baruwa-Etti

There are flames in your eyes, telling me you’re going to be a wildfire."

Wunmi is tired of the fight. When her world collapses, she asks Ore to help end her life.

Ore resolves to save Wunmi instead, providing sanctuary in her parents’ home—a family ​of charity workers, therapists and politicians, dedicated to serving their community.

Wunmi’s presence soon disrupts familiar patterns—cracks start to widen and bad blood thickens. As these pillars of society crumble, Wumni wonders whether she’s walked into a refuge or ​a trap?

The Clinic is a fiercely political and lyrical play by Dipo Baruwa-Etti (An unfinished man, The Yard) written during a twelve-month residency with the Almeida as part of the Channel 4 Playwrights' bursary.

This world première, directed by Monique Touko (Fair Play, Bush Theatre), is a portrait of a woman with a hunger for change, a family on fire and how to rise from the ashes of a broken world.

Performances

Almeida Theatre, London