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The African Mean Girls play - meet Jadesola

Updated: Nov 26, 2023

The UK premier of 'School Girls, Or The African Mean Girls Play' by Jocelyn Bioh, started on 8 June and runs until 15 July at The Lyric Hammersmith in London.

© Manuel Harlan/ Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

It's set in Aburi Girls' Senior High School in Ghana's Eastern Region.

And if like cast member Jadesola Odunjo and playwright Jocelyn, you went to a boarding school, this play may bring back some memories.

We speak to Jadesola, who plays Nana - one of the girls in the play - to find out more.

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