Oliva Tweest the AfroMusical tour comes to Manchester for one night in October and it’s one you do not want to miss!
The UK tour also comes to London, Coventry and Manchester.
Oliva Tweest was created by 2016 Sky Arts Scholarship recipent Yinka Ayinde (PureYinkz) the musical follows the ambitions of London hustler and club promoter Tobi, who has no problem winning female attention, but yearns to shake of his dodgy reputation and move up in the world.
Driven by his need to better himself, he plans the ultimate concert to attract his idol Afrobeats legend D’Banj, naming it after the musicians global hit ‘Oliver Twist’.
When he finds out that the landlord of his chosen concert venue intends to convert the building into a church, Tobi is forced to disguise his true intentions.
The musical is backed by an amazing cast of consummate performers,household cameos and acclaimed dancers.
A clever mix of new songs created especially for the musical will be created by some of the biggest Afrobeats artists such as D’Ban, Whizkid, Maleek, Berry, Afro B and Tiwa Savage.
The musical will have high energy choreography, dazzling costumes and a universal tale of love versus ambition.
Oliva Tweest is ushering in a era of musical theartre, entertainment and story telling in a way that has never been seen before.
Speaking about taking Oliva Tweest: The AfroMusical on tour, PureYinkz says: “It’s a dream come true for me to see the show going on tour with well-renowned venue partners. We have been given so much support and encouragement to get to this point. It will be the first time showcasing the fully developed Afrobeats show and we’ll be working with the same partners as ‘Motown Musical’, ‘Matilda’ and ‘Wicked’ so I am both excited and nervous about what happens next. The theatre industry has been looking for this mythical ‘new audience’ but we are going to show them that the people are out there. I’ve developed this show to bring two worlds together – introducing a traditional theatre audience to the Afrobeats culture, and filling up theatres with young, energetic Afrobeats fans to breathe new life into these venues”.
You can book your tickets and view more information on the musical here in Manchester by clicking this LINK