2011-2012

November 2012

Since the summer Anniwaa has been working on developing a new play with her company Golden Delilah.

Anniwaa contributed to renowned theatre Director Matthew Lloyd’s production: I am a Pilgrim, as part of The Pilgrim Project at Wilton’s Music Hall.

She recently filmed a campaign for Cancer Research. An organisation which is very close to her heart and a chance for her to something back to loved ones who lost their battle to cancer.

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June 2012

After a good 5 week run, Egusi Soup had a brilliant closing show in Colchester Mercury Theatre.

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May 2012

Here is a few snap shots from the rehearsals of Egusi Soup:

May 2012

Anniwaa, will be playing the role of Anne Anyia in this fast, furious and funny new family drama about inter-generational and cross- cultural relationships.  A poignant debut play from Bruntwood Prize Winning Writer, Janice Okoh. Brought to you by Menagerie and Soho Theatre in association with the Mercury Theatre Colchester.

Anniwaa will also be featuring in an episode of  Britain’s favourite soap, Eastenders. Tune in to BBC 1 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 22nd May. 

April 2012

Anniwaa will be filming in the infamous Albert Square as part of the  popular BBC production Eastenders.

March 2012

Anniwaa will be performing a leading role in a Menagerie  and Soho Theatre production-  Egusi Soup.

A funny and poignant debut play from Bruntwood Prize Winning Writer, Janice Okoh.

As the Anyia’s, a British-Nigerian family, pack their suitcases and prepare to head home to Lagos for a memorial service in honour of the late Mr Anyia, they soon realise they will need to get rid of some excess baggage first!

A fast, furious and funny new family drama about inter-generational and cross- cultural relationships. Contains plenty of spicy bits…

Menagerie is one of the UK’s leading independent new writing theatre companies, seeking out and supporting talented writers in order to develop and produce innovative new theatre. As well as touring widely, Menagerie curates and produces the annual Hotbed Festival in Cambridge.

Cast

Mrs Anyia – Ellen Thomas
Two time EMMA Award Best Actress Nominee

Grace – Rhoda Ofori-Attah
Otieno (Southwark Playhouse) – Critic’s Choice Time Out, ★★★★Times

Anne – Anniwaa Buachie
Alan Bates Outstanding Newcomer Award Winner 2007

Dele – Nick Oshikanlu
Director for acclaimed African Theatre company, Tiata Fahodzi.

Mr Emmanuel – Lace Akpojaro
The Ladykillers (Gielgud Theatre

 For more details including tickets sales, please visit: http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/egusi-soup/

January 2012

Anniwaa is currently working with dynamic director Alex Brown on the next SoundBites production at the Rich Mix Theatre. SoundBites was created by Alex Brown and is a vibrant event showcasing new short plays featuring some of London’s boldest and most hotly tipped Actors and live Music Acts. Creating unique collaborations and enticing work. Anniwaa will be featuring in My City a new play by Racheal De-Lahay, who also wrote the successful production The Westbridge for the Royal Court.

For more details on on SoundBites please visit:


Anniwaa traveled to Cuba to explore the prominence of the creative industries within Cuban society and how the current political situation influences Artists. Anniwaa spent a month visiting Havana, Vinales, Trinidad and Cienfuegos and had the opportunity to meet reputable Artists such as Lazaro Salista. More details: https://anniwaabuachie.com/2012/01/03/a-revolution-from-within/

October 2011

Winner of the Alan Bates Award (2007), Anniwaa was invited to perform at a special ceremony that marked the end of prestigious director Matthew Lloyd time as Artistic Director at the Actors Centre. Having worked with Matthew Lloyd for the first time in 2007, they were once again reunited for an evening of  theatre,  including exceptional performances from Ché Walker and Nu-Classic British soul artist, Omar. Anniwaa performed the monologue of Lucky from the Samuel Beckett absurdist play, Waiting for Godot.

September 2011

Anniwaa has been researching and developing ideas for Golden Delilah’s latest production Project X (Anniwaa is Artistic Director of Golden Delilah). As Project X  is still in R & D stages, details of production dates have not yet been finalised. For more details and updates on Project X please go to: http://goldendelilah.blogspot.com/.

Anniwaa has also recently completed a short documentary Aftermath.  Aftermath focuses on the after effect of the London Riots in an Hackney community from the perspective of Black women.

August 2011

Anniwaa is currently developing a new production for her theatre company Golden Delilah. For more news on Golden Delilah: http://www.goldendelilah.blogspot.com

This month Anniwaa will also feature in Episode 46  of Holby City, which will air on BBC 1 at 8pm on Tuesday 30th August 2011.  Episode 46 will also be available for viewing on BBC I-Player on Wednesday 31st August.

July 2011

Anniwaa has recently contributed to the development of a new compelling play The Gate Keeper writen by Chris MacDonald.

June 2011

After enjoying her time at the BBC working with high calibre actors such as Colin McFarlane, recent Drama Centre graduate Fiona Hampton, Anniwaa has finished filming her episode for Holby City (Series 8 Episode 46.) Anniwaa hopes to work again at the BBC with renowned  director Dermot Boyd.

  Anniwaa’s episode will be due to air on BBC One at 8pm on Tuesday 30th August.  So stay tuned…….

May 2011

Anniwaa will be soon filming a lead role in one of Britain’s leading Doctor dramas Holby City.
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April 2011:

Anniwaa had the pleasure to randomly partcipate in TypeA’s project: Don’t be a Square be a Triangle. TypeA, a young fashion designer questions the culture of dressing, why we buy and wear what we buy and wear,
how we maintain individuality when we all ultimately wear very similar things? For more details please visit: http://typea-share.com/

March 2011:

Anniwaa partcipated in the reading of RIFT by Caridad Svich, as part of LONYLA. :

Check out the recording: http://www.lonyla.com/Rift_Svich.htm
Anniwaa is one of the core Artist, who are curating the anticipated London, New York and LA project: LONYLA.

LoNyLa is a shared, collaborative space for artists worldwide to develop and expose new material for stage, film and television. Its two-prong thrust – content development and distribution – consists of:

I. The LoNyLa Project – A transatlantic lab that helps writers develop material over a 12-week period. By interfacing with seasoned artists in three linked hubs – London, New York and Los Angeles – writers are exposed to different creative approaches and processes.

II. The LoNyLa Network– A global community of artists who can leverage live video streaming and a web-based platform to expose new material to unprecedented audiences.

To date, science and industry have been using globally distributed teams to solve an array of problems and create new products. There’s no reason why these same principles can’t apply to art in the 21st century.

With work by prestigious writers such as Ché Walker, Paul Charlton and Nicholas McInerny this emagalumation of London, New York and LA work is worth the wait. Anniwaa will be a featured Actor in this up and coming event.

 

For more details on LONYLA, please go to:www.lonyla.com

 

January 2011:

Anniwaa has just finished a successful run of Anansi: An African Fairy Tale at the Southwark Playhouse.

As Producer and Artistic director of Golden Delilah, Anniwaa is now producing Golden Delilah’s 3 rd show Mother Told Me.

After the success of  Golden Delilah’s  Summer 2010 production; 7:1 Beyond Control, which featured work by award winning writers such as Joel Horwood and Zoe Simon. This season we bring you three short plays from New York, Ireland and England. We challenged 3 writers: Bianca Sams, Hannah Burke and Terri-Ann Brumby to write a short play exploring mother and daughter relationships.

Mother Told Me….., unveils three gripping tales which reflect the valuable/invaluable advice of which a mother can give to their daughter, but what each tale portrays, is a story which questions the nature of loyalty, sanity and the explorations of love.

More details: http://goldendelilah.blogspot.com/

November 2010 – January 2011 :

Anansi: An African Fairy tale at the Southwark Playhouse.

This brand new play, based on research into traditional West African and Caribbean folklore, explores the joyous creative power of story-telling. A vividly textured and timely festive offering, it will delight seasoned theatre goers and family audiences alike.

Performances run from November 30th – January 8th 2011. For more details please visit: http://www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/

Reviews of Anansi: An African Fairy Tale

TIMEOUT CRITICS CHOICE!


The Telegraph:Anansi’s warmth and energy immediately make you forget the freezing night air, and there’s not a jingle bell in sight – really quite refreshing.”

**** 4 Star rating

Full review:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-reviews/8193625/Anansi-An-African-Fairy-Tale-Southwark-Playhouse-review.html

The Stage: An all-round engaging cast is led by Anniwaa Buachie as Anansi, a spider whose resourcefulness extends far beyond web-weaving.”

Full review:http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/30632/anansi-an-african-fairy-tale

A Younger Theatre: “Dancing, singing and sparring off the audience, the talented cast brings to life an array of vibrant characters, which are sure to entertain children and adults alike. I found it fascinating to be introduced to a folk story that I had previously known very little about”.

Full review: http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/tag/anniwaa-buachie/


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