Femi Elufowoju, jr. rehearses Royal Exchange’s The Ghost Train

Date - 13 April, 2015, All News Television
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Femi Elufowoju, jr. rehearses the role of John Sterling in The Ghost Train at Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre.

A group of passengers are left stranded at a remote railway station, facing the prospect of a night in the waiting room. But when the old stationmaster warns them about the phantom train that haunts the tracks after dark, the evening starts to take one chilling turn after another.

A ghostly driver, sudden deaths and a travelling parrot make this 1920s thriller an unnervingly hilarious exploration of our capacity for belief in the supernatural.

Told by an Idiot return to the Royal Exchange, bringing their trademark wit, flare and theatrical invention to this blisteringly funny take on the classic ghost story.

Overview

Femi Elufowoju, jr has performed extensively at the National Theatre and Royal Court, and is the first theatre director of African descent to establish a national touring company in the UK, Tiata Fahodzi. He artistically led the company for 13 years, directing and presenting over 30 plays including his production of Oladipo Agboluaje’s Iya-Ile: The First Wife (nominated for an Olivier Award). He has since served as an Associate at the Almeida Theatre and The Royal Court. His latest directorial venture is The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives , which held its UK premiere at the Arcola Theatre.

He reprised the role of Maccomo in the Complicité production of Lion Boy which played at The New Victory Theatre on Broadway and John Sterling in The Ghost Train at The Manchester Royal Exchange.

On screen he played President Jakob Lokoya across season two of Borgen and featured in both series of the BBC Three comedy Little Miss Jocelyn.

Femi plays the role of Krill in the action thriller Mechanic: Resurrection alongside Jason Statham, Jessica Alba and Tommy Lee Jones and President Ibaka in The Saint on Netflix.

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