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Song Queen: A Pidgin Opera at Wilton’s Music Hall

Date: 14th -15th May 2024

Time: 7.30pm Tuesday – Wednesday & Wednesday matinee 2.30pm

Place: Wilton’s Music Hall,1 Graces Alley, London, E1 8JB

Tickets: £12.50-£25

Embark on a thrilling musical odyssey with the world’s first Pidgin English opera ‘Song Queen: A Pidgin Opera’. This groundbreaking show is composed and written by the brilliant Helen Epega (The Venus Bushfires). 

The newly revamped show masterfully blends the rich African tradition of storytelling with visual art and contemporary dance, weaving Nigerian Pidgin English, Patois, Creole, Cockney, Hip Hop Vernacular, and Multicultural London Slang into Western Classical music through a vibrant multicultural lens.

Featuring an exceptional cast including Helen Epega  (Composer, Librettist, Lead Vocalist, and Hang Drum), Richard Ọlátúndé Baker (African Percussion), Adam Coney (Electric Guitar), Francis Angol (Choreographer) and Baba-Jallah Epega (Executive Producer).

This 90-minute musical extravaganza is sure to captivate and inspire!