Ben Okri’s “Changing Destiny” for UK Theatre, Jul 9 – Aug 21


Changing Destiny will run at the Young Vic Theatre from July 9 – August 21, 2021

The play, which is an epic new stage adaptation of the 4,000-year-old Egyptian poem about the Warrior King Sinuhe is written by Nigeria-born  Booker Prize-winner, Ben Okri

This radical in-the-round staging of one of the earliest known literary texts explores the essence of humanity and the complexities of immigration. Vividly brought to life with design by acclaimed architect Sir David Adjaye, Changing Destiny is directed by Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah.

Changing Destiny will be the first production to be broadcast on Best Seat in Your House, the Young Vic’s multi-camera streaming platform

Of Urhobo ancestry, Ben Okri is a poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer, anthologist, aphorist, and playwright. He has also written film scripts. His works have won numerous national and international prizes, including the Booker Prize for Fiction.

He has also received many honorary doctorates for his contribution to Literature. Recently, his Grenfell poem, on Channel Four YouTube, has received more than 6million visits on Facebook


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