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Binti’s Journey ()

Produced by

Theatre Direct

Director: Lynda Hill

Adapted by Marcia Johnson from the novel The Heaven Shop by Deborah Ellis


The Wychwood Theatre


November 18th, 2010 – December 4th, 2010


An anthem to hope and the courage of African youth and their Grandmothers, Binti’s Journey is compelling, meaningful theatre created to inspire young people and spark important dialogue for change. (


Thomas Olajide Kwasi
Allison Edwards-Crewe Junie / Mr. Wajiru / Machozi
Ijeoma Emesowum Binti
Dienye Waboso Memory

Creative Team

Deborah Ellis Author
Marcia Johnson Adapter
ahdri zhina mandiela Original Direction
Lynda Hill Direction of Binti's Journey Revival
Lynda Hill Dramaturge
Melanie McNeill Set Designer
Melanie McNeill Costume Designer
Duncan Morgan Original Lighting Design
Welcome Ngozi Music
Welcome Ngozi Movement
Jenny So Design Coordinator
Marc Rochefort Lighting Coordinator


Nicola Benidickson Stage Manager
Marc Rochefort Technical Director
Marc Rochefort Production Manager
John Lauener Production Photography
Gregory Edwards Artist Portraits
David Fisher Production Crew
Jenny So Production Crew
Eric Chan Production Crew
Matt Peter Production Crew
Jessi Linn Davies Education Program Coordination
Nick Coombe Graphic Designer
Manon Maury Front of House Manager
Kanika Ambrose Front of House Manager