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Australia meets Nollywood in “Frank Forbes & The Yahoo Boy”

Posted on: Tue 11 Apr 2017

Playwright Matt Hawkins & actor Stephen Tongun kindly joined Lisa in the studio discuss Matt’s brand new work, “Frank Forbes and the Yahoo Boy” which had a staged reading at the Bakehouse Theatre over the weekend.

After his wife leaves him and his son stops speaking to him, retired Adelaide engineer Frank Forbes whiles away his time sorting out tools in his shed. In a desperate attempt to get him to connect with society his daughter, Tracey buys him a computer and an internet connection. Via random emails he encounters would-be Nollywood filmmaker, Ishaku, whose indefatigable optimism draws him into a world of comforting delusions. After the capricious decision to invest in Ishaku’s next movie, Frank takes the desperate measure of flying to Lagos to get his money back.

Plans are in motion to see a full production of the work in 2018 – stay tuned for further details.

Produced by Lisa Harper Campbell

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