Abuja used to be a ghost Town at weekends. There was so little nightlife or entertainment in the city. There was literarily nothing to do by way of leisure and so people would work Monday to Friday and at weekends they would travel to Lagos or Kaduna or anywhere else they had family or friends. There were two nightclubs, at The Hilton and Sheraton hotels. Other than that there was not much else.
But not anymore.
Gradually, the city has developed into a vibrant entertainment hub and can now rival many cities in the leisure sector.
And it is set to overtake many older cities -at least in one sector – live Theatre.
Eagleview productions is gradually setting Abuja apart as a city where live theatre is a constant part of the entertainment landscape.
This weekend sees the return of its award winning play “Her Majesty’s Visit.” This play staring ace actress, Joke Silva, and stage play maestro, Patrick Otoro, made it’s debut two years ago. It played to packed audiences in the city. And it is back!
Patrick Otoro, the brain behind Eagleview theatre is known nationally for his exceptional stage performances,and this weekend promises to be a rewarding one.
The play will run for two days, Saturday and Sunday, at the Merit House in the highbrow Maitama district of the city. We promise to bring you reviews but…
Wouldn’t you rather be there?