Death Catches the Hunter
Published by AmberLane Press
This volume also includes Me and the Boys, a dramatic monologue first seen at the Finborough Theatre as part of the London New Play Festival in 1995.
"The hugely talented Nigerian-born 'Biyi bandele has written a parable for three voices about faith, manipulation, self-deception and credulity... There is both a political and a spiritual lesson in this agile and original play, and Bandele's writing bristles with snide, irreverent and intelligent humour" ~ John Peter, Sunday Times
"...this deceptively simple near-parable is both demanding and rewarding in its thematic complexity, craftily constructed and written in a tone that veers excitingly between jaunty colloquialism and a spare, poetic beauty. It is also belly-achingly funny ..." ~ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
"...it is made up of big, beguiling, articulate speeches which are a gift for the actors. But the real pull of the play is Bandele's exploration of the simple foibles that lead a man to declare himself a son of God and his compatriots to believe him ... his play has an endearing, wry, and very human charm" ~ Mark Fisher, Herald