Diana Nneka Atuona

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Liberian Girl

Alfred Fagon Award 2013
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Royal Court Theatre (Upstairs)

The play shows one girl's battle to survive amongst the chaos and horror of the Liberian Civil War which saw 200,000 deaths and over 1 million dispersed into refugee camps. It is an innovative and immersive production as the audience are directed by the actors throughout the performance. 

Reviews

Diana Nneka Atuona’s impressive play, about a teenage girl forced into fighting for Charles Taylor’s cause, opens our eyes to Liberia’s past. 

Michael Billington
The Guardian
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A devastating, freshly-angled indictment of misogyny.

Paul Taylor
The Independent

Despite its brutal subject matter, this play about the child soldiers of the Liberian Civil War reminds us of the human capacity for hope.

Ben Lawrence
The Telegraph

A harrowing descent into war. 

Ben Brantley
The New York Times

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