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Make Believe - UK Design for Performance

Rajha Shakiry

Moj of the Antarctic, An African Odyssey

Moj of the Antarctic, An African Odyssey
  • Production: Moj of the Antarctic, An African Odyssey
  • Venue: Lyric Studio, Hammersmith and Oval House Theatre
  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Mojisola Adebayo
  • Directed by: Sheron Wray
  • Composer : Juwon Ogungbe
  • Lighting Design by: Crin Claxton
  • Sound Design by: Debo Adebayo
  • Projection Design by: Visual Art- Del LaGrace Volcano, Projection design- Sue Giovanni
  • Costume Design by: Rajha Shakiry
  • Set designed by: Rajha Shakiry
  • Design © Rajha Shakiry
  • Image © Rajha Shakiry
The play was inspired by the biography of a 19th Century African American slave, Ellen Craft who escaped to freedom disguised as a white man. With 12 different locations, audiences were taken on a journey from the plantation house, to a busy pub in Deptford, London, from on board a whaling ship to the Antarctic continent.