The Duke of Shomolu Productions, one of the fastest-growing theatre production houses in the country, is all set to stage two very exciting plays at the prestigious Glover Memorial Hall, this August.

The two plays – Awo and Aremu, represent a mold breaking initiative that would see for the very first time, two major productions being staged back-to-back in the same venue and involving over 100 cast and crew brought together by the strong need to deepen the sector while making history at the same time.

Aremu and Awo will start showing from the 22nd of August and run every Sunday through to the 12th of September, 2021 at the legendary Glover Memorial Hall, Marina, Lagos.

Already, Duke of Shomolu has received strong support from the Lagos State Government through its Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture which has graciously provided comprehensive institutional support in the run down to the August 22nd opening night.

The Lagos State Government’s support is in line with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s economic rejuvenation plan especially considering the central role theatre plays in job creation, youth empowerment and infrastructural development.

Awo and Aremu would touch on several key sectors central to Sanwo-Olu’s agenda – media, hospitality, transport and job creation, hence, the very strong support of not only the Lagos State Government but also its very strategic parastatals such as LIRS, LASSA amongst others.

The play, Aremu, is a de-politicised depiction of the life and times of Nigeria’s ex president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR).