Organisers of the Lagos Theatre Festival (LTF) have announced that the 2020 edition of the fest will hold between February 27 and March 1, 2020.
The festival, which is themed ‘Going out of Bonds’, will feature over 120 events including drama, opera, dance, comedy, spoken word, evening of karaoke, music performances and disco.
Also lined up are learning opportunities for talent development such as workshops and panel discussions.
Speaking on the festival at a press conference in Lagos, the chairman of LTF Foundation, Olasupo Shasore, said the seventh edition of the festival is targeted at depicting Lagos as the home of artistic expressions.
This year’s edition is being held in partnership with the British Council and is expected to hold in multiple locations in Lagos, including the National Museum, African Artists Foundation, The British Council, Alliance Française, Freedom Park, Broad Street and Lagos Island.
The Festival’s Executive Director, Bikiya Graham-Douglas, holds that the festival remains focused on creating opportunities for upcoming performing artists through its site-specific scope of presentations outside the traditional theatre.
“LTF will create platforms for many. We want local and international production companies to see the Lagos Theatre Festival as a hub that fosters exchange and collaborations while telling our stories and promoting our culture,” she said.
LTF’s Artistic Director, Lydia Idakula-Sobogun, added that the event will feature shows and events by over 45 production companies from home and abroad selected specifically to suit the fest’s theme. She said the selections were made from over three hundred entries for LTF2020.