Repeating Islands


Written by five playwrights and with a plot that spans four continents and 300 years, ‘Feast’ is an ambitious production about Yoruba culture, as Griselda Murray Brown writes in this article for The Financial Times.

Most writers work alone, only showing their work to editors or directors when it’s nearing completion. Too many cooks spoil the broth, goes the saying. But, occasionally, the broth needs a lot of cooks. Feast, which opens at London’s Young Vic this month and is jointly produced by the Royal Court, is one such concoction. Written by five playwrights from as many different countries, its story – which spans four continents over 300 years – is also told through music, dance and film projection.

Something as ambitious as this could not exist without the multiple viewpoints that have shaped it. The play traces the paths of three sisters, Oya, Oshun and Yemoja, who…

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