Nigerian theatregoers watching a play outdoors
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Is this the final act for Nigeria's rich theatrical tradition?

15 April 2013 Last updated at 18:06 BST

Theatre attendance in Nigeria's economic capital, Lagos, is dwindling as "Nollywood" - the country's prolific film industry - surges in popularity.

This - along with the high cost of renting traditional venues - means that theatre producers may have to find cheaper, alternative venues for their plays.

Elise Wicker reports.