The­atre hon­our for Edge Hill graduate

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A FOR­MER Edge Hill Univer­sity stu­dent has been nom­i­nated for a pres­ti­gious the­atre award for a onewoman show writ­ten dur­ing her stud­ies.

Ac­tor, writer and broad­caster Phina Oruche, best known for her role as Lib­erty Baker in Foot­baller’s Wives, wrote Iden­tity Cri­sis as part of a masters in me­dia, per­form­ing it in the Arts Cen­tre and at the Ed­in­burgh Fes­ti­val.

The show has now been short­listed for the Al­fred Fagon Au­di­ence Award, af­ter be­ing cho­sen by the­atre­go­ers as one of the year’s top plays.

Iden­tity Cri­sis is a darkly comic tale that ex­am­ines Phina’s ob­ser­va­tions on what oth­ers have made of her black iden­tity as she worked her way through the fickle world of the me­dia.

Af­ter a suc­cess­ful run at the Oval­house in Lon­don, the show headed to the SoHo The­atre in New York in Septem­ber.

The Al­fred Fagon Awards recog­nise and cel­e­brate tal­ented black Bri­tish play­wrights of Caribbean de­scent writ­ing in Britain to­day.

The award will be pre­sented to the win­ner at the Al­fred Fagon Awards on De­cem­ber 8 at Lon­don’s Na­tional The­atre.

Phina Oruche

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