Bimbo Manuel Takes ‘Philomena’ to Port Harcourt
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Veteran Nigerian actor, Bimbo Manuel, will take his new stage play, Philomena, to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, from February 11 to 14, 2022.
A statement disclosed that the performances kick off on February 11, 2022, at the Atlantic Hall of the Hotel Presidential, in Port Harcourt with a red carpet and variety edition with fine music and choice dining at the February 14 special performance.
Fun-seekers would be able to see live performances of movie stars like Monalisa Chinda, Charles Inojie, Francis Duru, Ejike Asiegbu and others by purchasing tickets for N5000, N10,000, N20,000 and tables ranging from N250,000 to N500,000.
Philomena, a production of K’Ike Productions Limited, was written and directed by Bimbo Manuel, with Monalisa Chinda as a co-Executive Producer and Bikiya Graham-Douglas as the Producer.
The film is the deftly told story of three characters who find themselves, by pure chance, in the same space at the same time, each with his and her personal issues that they would have carried with them if events do not force them out. Each character seeks justification for their rage at society, government and life.
According to Bimbo Manuel, Philomena: Interview With A Prostitute cannot be contained in just a book anymore. Like the little acorn, the intensive little play has grown to become a massive star-studded theatrical phenomenon.
Also speaking, Monalisa Chinda said, “From my first encounter with the play, Philomena, it became a story that demanded to be told.”
Bikiya Graham-Douglas, while commenting on the play, stated that, “I am happy to be doing this. What is even more enthralling is that it is happening in The Garden City. I believe it is the beginning of greater things to come to our beloved city, Port Harcourt.
“It is phenomenal that we are bringing Nollywood veterans and homegrown talents together in one performance space in our city. I am happy to be doing this at home in Rivers State.”