SWEDISH AMBASSADOR, HAFSAT ABIOLA OTHERS ON STAGE FOR 'SEVEN'

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The stage is now set and what you will see in Abuja soon is the premiere of SEVEN. That is not all the cast includes top personalities and actors with strong commitment to humanity.

Seven portrays seven women’s rights activists from around the globe, including Nigerian advocate for women’s rights, Hafsat Abiola.

In an international tour of staged readings, Riksteatern (The National Touring Theatre of Sweden), the Swedish Institute, the Swedish Embassy in Abuja together with NAPTIP (Nigerian National Agency for Trafficking in Persons), presents SEVEN as a staged reading in Abuja on November 15 and November 17.

The cast includes Nollywood actor Carol King in the role of Hafsat Abiola and Swedish ambassador Maj-Inger Klingvall in the role of Inez McCormack, a peace and equal rights activist from Northern Ireland.

“I am proud to present Seven together with Nigerian and Swedish partners. When actors and government officials come together on the theatre stage it shows that theatre is a vital arena for the discussion of democracy and women’s rights. I am especially delighted to be doing Seven in the home country of Hafsat Abiola, who is portrayed in the play”, says Hedda Krausz Sjögren, producer and artistic director at Riksteatern.

To date Ms. Krausz Sjögren has directed over 200 politicians, actors and profiles of civil society in the Riksteatern tour of staged readings of Seven. Seven has toured several countries including Sweden, Turkey, Great Britain and the US, where Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep was featured in the role of Inez McCormack, from Northern Ireland.

Hafsat Abiola will be present on both occasions.

Seven is presented in connection with “Conference on Trafficking in Human Beings for Sexual Exploitation & Prostitution -The Swedish and African Experiences”.

Time and place

Monday, November 15, 5 pm – 6.30 pm – restricted by invitation only

Wednesday, November 17 · 7:00pm – 8:30pm – public event (free)

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