Dipo Baruwa-Etti's An unfinished man at The Yard extends run

an unfinished man

The world-premiere of An unfinished man at The Yard has extended its run.

The play from Dipo Baruwa-Etti was originally due to run in 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic.


Directed by Taio Lawson, the world premiere production is now running to 19 March 2022, having opened 12 February. The production was previously booking to 12 March.

The production has design by Rosie Elnile, lighting design by Claran Cunningham, sound design by George Dennis and movement direction by Robia Milliner. The assistant director is Gareth Abel Unokan and casting director is Briony Barnett.

The cast will be made up of Fode Simbo, Teri Ann Bobb-Baxter, Selina Jones, Mark Springer and Lucy Vandi.

Kayode hasn’t had a job for seven years. He has been cursed by a spirit from back home in Nigeria –

(Can’t we juss name it? – Ur depressed.)

He needs to get help –

(Therapy won’t undo the spell, Kayode.)

His marriage is suffering –

(I need ya help ta stage an intervention.)

His mother thinks she knows what to do.

(The Lord told me and I went to Pastor Matanmi.)

Can Kayode be cured?

Juju exists, spirits battle and the witches and wizards of Lagos chant loudly in East London.

Tickets are available online now from

Dipo Baruwa-Etti is a filmmaker, playwright and poet who was the 2020 Channel 4 Playwright on attachment with the Almeida Theatre and shortlisted for the George Devine ‘Most Promising Playwright’ award that same year.

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