High Life is a powerful play about teenage suicide and family bereavement. Two Nigerian families bound together by grief. One devastating secret set to tear them apart. Reunited in grief, a wealth of secret motives, jealousy and insecurities are exposed. A mother’s loss turns into obsession.
Lizzy Dijeh is a poet and playwright. She was born in London and is of Nigerian parentage. She read English and Related Literature at York University. Her plays have been performed at a number of London theatres including the Royal Court, the Young Vic, Soho Theatre and Oval House. She has been a member of both the Royal Court Young Writer’s Programme and its advanced group, the Soho Theatre’s Core Group, and Talawa’s Writer’s Group. High Life, which is her debut play, was short-listed for the Alfred Fagon Award in 2007.