Watching and Being Watched
Fela's Shrine on stage; Mother Teresa's cultural legacy; art that walks the gender line
Playwright Adura Onashile discusses her play, Expensive Sh*t. Set in a pair of women’s toilets in Lagos and Glasgow, the play explores the experience of Tolu, who begins as a dancer at Fela Kuti’s club, The Shrine, and ends up as a toilet attendant at a seedy Glasgow nightclub.
Sandip Roy reports on the cultural significance of Mother Teresa in his home town of Calcutta, India, on the eve of her canonisation in St Peter’s Square in Rome.
Also, artist Virginia Wagner discusses her series of portraits of people who ‘walk the gender line’ and explains why she is interested in documenting the transgender community in her work.
With Tina Daheley.
(Photo: An image from Expensive Sh*t Credit: Sally Jubb)