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The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars

Dipo Baruwa-Etti
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This is bout those men
who stripped him of his crown,
treated that charcoal skin like concrete.
Peace will only come
when I make em come undone.

Femi is visited by her brother’s ghost. He takes her into the past, revealing the final moments before his murder. But with a lack of evidence, and eyewitnesses considered unreliable, Femi is determined to set things right herself.

Dipo Baruwa-Etti’s The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars explores trauma, rage and the extent one young woman will go in her quest for justice. The play premieres at Stratford East, London, in June 2021.

Critic Reviews

Unmissable... entrancing...epic.

Time Out
Critic Reviews

‘A 60-minute solo tour de force... this is a blinder.’

Evening Standard
Critic Reviews

‘This debut play is one that stands out: the writing, in verse, is lacerating yet full of grace, and Nadia Fall's production radiates kinetic energy.’

The Stage
Critic Reviews

'Dynamic and gripping in its fury'.


Dipo Baruwa-Etti is a playwright, poet, and filmmaker. In 2020, he was shortlisted for the George Devine Award and was the Channel 4 playwright on attachment at Almeida Theatre. Upcoming work includes An unfinished man (The Yard Theatre). For screen, he is in post-production on a BFI/BBC short film as writer-director, and has several original series in development. His poetry…

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