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God Is A DJ

Published Monday 23 October 2006 at 13:20 by Paul Vale

The DJ controls the music in a club and therefore the movement of the people. In this case, God is a DJ attempting to control the destiny of mere mortals and make them keep to his rhythm. What might appear at first a flabby premise, author Oladipo Agboluaje and director Paul J. Medford have crafted into a lively and thoughtful piece of physical theatre, raising our perception of social injustices in the world. The butterfly effect is unleashed as a junior athlete with her eye set on success in the 2012 Olympics sells out to a corporation affecting so many others in many different ways around the world.

The performances from the young, energetic cast are exemplary with each actor playing very different multiple roles. Daniel Anderson twists, turns and kicks his way through the drama as the arrogant DJ, the doomed fisherman and the Brazilian street rat. Gbemisola Ikumelo eases from Jenny, the golden girl athlete with a hidden adgenda through to drug baron and hooker with a dignity that belies her age.

The message of this show is simply but effectively stated and it is interesting to hear young voices questioning the validity and possible negative aspects of the London games.

Production information

Acorn Studio, Hackney, October 19-21 then touring until December 2

Oladipo Agboluaje
Paul J Medford
Theatre Centre
Daniel Anderson, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Martine Niven and Marcy Oni
Running time:
1hr 10mins

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Run sheet

King's Head, Islington London
January 24-February 15 2014