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Death and the King's Horseman
National Theatre, London
Until 17 June
Nobel winning author Wole Soyinka's play is set in Nigeria at the end of the British Empire. A great chief has died, and now his horseman is to kill himself to accompany him to the land of the dead - until the British rulers intervene. This moving play mixes Nigerian culture with Greek tragedy.