A Nigerian-German theatre production – supported by the TURN Fund

"Sorry" © Monster Truck

Inspired by the horror movies of the Nollywood film industry, the German theatre group Monster Truck and the Nigerian theatre group The Footprints are collaborated on a production titled “Sorry” about vampires and other creatures of the night. On stage are five orphans from Lagos and one fat German man. Everything after that boils down to guilt and innocence. A post-colonial play with no holds barred, in which the distribution of power appears clearly defined. Yet who is dependent on whom here? And who is sucked dry in the end?

A production by Monster Truck and The Footprints in co-production with the Theater Rampe Stuttgart, Forum Freies Theater Düsseldorf, Goethe-Institut Nigeria and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded in part by the Governing Mayor of Berlin - Senate Chancellery - Cultural Affairs.

Artistic directors: Segun Adefila (NG), Sahar Rahimi (DE); Featuring: The Footprints, Andreas Klinger; Concept: Monster Truck, Segun Adefila; Dramaturgy: Marcel Bugiel; Sound: Alice Ferl; Artistic collaboration: Seun Awobajo, Artist support: Theresa Pommerenke, Abiodun Sinat Adefila; Production management: ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro


Festival Lagos_live, Lagos: 23 June 2016 – 26 June 2016

TURN – Fund for Artistic Cooperation between Germany and African Countries

In 2012, the Federal Cultural Foundation established the TURN – Fund for Artistic Cooperation between Germany and African Countries in order to encourage a wide range of German institutions to shift their focus on the artistic production and cultural debates in African countries.

More about the TURN Fund (opens in a new window)


The research project “Farewell” (2014), funded by the TURN Fund and presented by the independent theatre group Monster Truck, explored the West African legend of the water spirit Mami Wata which began with the fateful arrival of the Europeans.

Video installation Farewell (external link, opens in a new window)


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