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From stage to screen

Adapting a play for the cinema can be challenging. Destiny Ekharaga talks about adapting Gone Too Far.

Gone Too Far was originally a successful stage play at the Royal Court theatre in London. The writer, Bola Agbaje, adapted her work for a screenplay, before Destiny was offered the chance to join the project as director.

In their case, working together on the film was a very positive experience, as they each learnt from the other and had a good understanding because of the nature of the project, given their similar backgrounds and experiences.

However, as Destiny points out, adapting a play for the screen can still be quite complex, as it’s not just a matter of filming people talking!

What other considerations are there in adapting a story from its original form for the screen?

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