House of Ife

House of Ife

House of Ife

House of Ife


‘See that’s the problem with this family innit, we never wanna talk real about Ife.’

In the wake of the sudden death of their eldest son, Ife, one family is forced to confront the traumas, they’ve long tried to bury. As the sun beats down on their cramped North London flat, and the head of the family arrives from Ethiopia for the funeral, tensions rise, cultures clash and past betrayals are unearthed.

A tense, funny and explosive drama exploring what it means to belong, and what happens when a family’s secrets shake its foundations.

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  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes


  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Cast Attributes: Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences


Beru Tessema

Beru Tessema is a film and theatre maker based in London. He trained as an actor at RADA and as a screenwriter at the London Film School. House of Ife is his debut work for the stage.
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