m be ti mo fe da, k'aiye ma pa kadara mi da.
(All things being equal,
there are wonders that I will perform.)
The word 'Arambe' is coined
from the Yoruba saying... "ara m be
ti mo fe da"
- there are wonders that I want to perform - and the Swahili
word "harambee" meaning work together.
"The Paddies of Parnell Street" (Based
on Jimmy Murphy’s
The Kings of the Kilburn High Road)
Written and directed by Bisi Adigun
In the mid-1990s a
group of Nigerian teenagers arrived in Ireland at different
dates in search of greener pastures. Like many Nigerian
immigrants their plan was to spend a couple of years
in Ireland, obtain an Irish passport, save some money
and return home to set themselves up nicely.
Fifteen years on the boys of those days have become
men, but things have not turned out as they had hoped.
The Paddies of Parnell Street is set on the day four
old friends gather in a Nigerian restaurant to celebrate
Daps’ 36th birthday.
It is a unique opportunity for the friends to reunite
with one another, reminisce about the past, wonder about
the future and take stock of their lives as immigrants
in Ireland as well as their place in the ever changing
Nigeria they left behind many years ago.
Theatre @Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West,
Date: 21st- 31st August,
Time: 8pm (Doors open
Booking: 0818 205 205 or Visit: www.centralticketbureau.com