COAT - Confessions of a Teenager

Fri 10 May @ 8.00pm

The Afro Carribean Millennium Centre, Dickens Street, Peterborough,  PE1 5GD

Tickets: £11 / £7 student concession

Or call The Key Theatre Box Office on 01733 207239

Age recommendation: 14+ - please note contains strong language and sexual references.


Running time: 60 mins plus post show food and drink

“I don’t know my grandparents names, how embarrassing is that. But I can name all of Kanye’s albums”

Picture this: Nigeria. A grandmother passes. London, a son cooks a pot of stew for his mother hoping to uncover hidden stories and unanswered questions.

“Home is no stranger, you are an African man and you have responsibilities as the eldest grandchild”

Yomi Sode's previously sold out show tackles immigration, identity and displacement. COAT is a humorous and moving response to the mistakes made by elders that leave the next generation uncertain of what is expected of them.

COAT is the honest and emotional story of Junior, born in Nigeria he leaves at the age of 9 and heads to London leaving behind a life that he loved and was settled in. During the show we meet Junior at various different ages trying to find his way whilst treading the line between what he knows as a Nigerian and what he is learning in Britain. Each experience with its own life lesson. COAT will genuinely take you across a full range of emotions and leave you feeling connected, thoughtful and ready to do something differently.

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COAT belongs to a growing body of work that is reasserting the dramatic power of the written word…Sode is animated by a gentleness, a sweetly self-deprecating humour that itself offers a radical challenge to conventional ideas of masculinity

— Claire Armistead - The Guardian
Yomi Sode [is] among the poets whose work [brings] tears to my eyes.
— Christina Patterson, The Guardian

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