Play of the week – ‘Sorry I Love You’ by Phoenix Theatres


Helen has broken up with her boyfriend Pete. She meets two people who prove significant to her in different ways: one is a beggar, the other is Jools, Pete’s friend.

With romance blossoming, Jools whisks her away on an Africa-wide business tour – yet everywhere they go there is someone who bears the un-canniest resemblance to the beggar.

Whimsical, funny, charming and heady with romance, this play proves that relationships sometimes need a little help and that help can come from the least expected of sources.

“Sorry, I Love You” is an original play by John Goodrum and adapted for the Kenyan audience. The adaptation is directed by Jacob Otieno.

Theatre Personality of the week – Brian Achola

Q. How long have you been acting?

A. It’s five years now.

Q. Have you done any TV work?

A. Yes I have. Movies and local TV series like Check List, Redemption, Lies that Bind, Noose of Gold.

Q. Between theatre and screen, which one do you prefer?

A. I cannot choose because I love them both very much.

Q. What do you do when you are not acting, work wise?

A. I am a small businessman. I sell clothes and shoes.

Q. You play multiple characters in this play, do you have a favourite?

A. I am playing five characters and you know what, I am unable to choose which one I love most because I am really enjoying them.

Q. What do you do to unwind?

A. I like to relax with the people I love. I cook too, I am the best fish cook. I also love singing.

Q. If you were put in charge of arts in Kenya, what would you do differently?

A. The thing I would do differently will be to look for new talent that is driven by passion. People driven by money are not good for the arts.

Q. Marital status; married, single, waiting?

A. None of the above, but I have someone very special in my life.

Q. Who is your role model?

A. Honestly, I have no role model except myself

Q. What is your biggest fear?

A. My biggest fear would have to be, being locked up.

Q. Any regrets

A. None whatsoever. I make a point of not regretting anything in my life.

Q. POTUS made a big impression on many Kenyans going by the social media. Is there anything you learned from him?

A. Amongst other things, humility was the topmost.

Brian Achola and the cast of “Sorry, I Love You”, make their first stage appearance on July 31 and last appearance on August 16, 2015 every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sunday shows are at 7 pm, Friday shows at 7.30 pm, first two Saturdays and Sundays shows are at 6 pm, the last Saturday and Sunday shows are at 3 pm and 6 pm. For booking, call Anita at Phoenix Theatre on 0706243635 or visit Phoenix Theatre, Professional Centre basement on Parliament Road.

Tickets cost Sh500 and students discounted rate available.