Bola Agbaje

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Bola Agbaje FRSL is a playwright of Nigerian origin. [1]



Agbaje's first play Gone Too Far! was produced at the Royal Court Theatre in London, where it won the 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. [2] [1] It was later revived for very brief runs at the Albany Theatre and Hackney Empire. [2]

Agjabe also wrote the play The Burial. [3]

In 2018, Agbaje was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (RSL), one of 40 under the age of 40 elected in an RSL initiative designed "to address historical biases". [4]

Personal life

Agbaje has said that she believes in God, but does not follow Christianity or Islam. [1] Her brother served time in prison. [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 "The Write Stuff: Stenham & Other Courtiers", What's On Stage, 28 April 2008.
  2. 1 2 "Gone Too Far! on Tour", Royal Court, 2008.
  3. Bayes, Honour (7 May 2013), "The Burial" (review), Time Out .
  4. Flood, Alison (28 June 2018). "Royal Society of Literature admits 40 new fellows to address historical biases". The Guardian . Retrieved 3 July 2018.