Utopia Theatre presents
Here’s What She Said to Me
Written by Oladipo Agboluaje
Conceived and directed by Mojisola Elufowoju
If I were like you, I’d have never found a man to marry me.
And that right there is a problem.
Meet Agbeke, Omotola and Aramide, three generations of proud African women connecting with each other across two continents, across time and space. Together they share their struggles, their joys, tragedies and broken dreams in order to find healing in the present.
Here’s What She Said to Me combines drama with music, poetry and movement to tell a moving story of daughters and mothers in the world of migrations and shifting identities, braving life with an undying hope, optimism and resilience.
Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (there is no interval)
Age guidance: 15 +
Photo: George Eyo
Content warnings: this production contains adult themes, sexual references, implications of physical and sexual abuse, and references to childbirth. Full warnings are available.
British Theatre Guide
‘A vibrant and engaging story’
The Sheffield Telegraph
‘Beautifully brought to life‘
‘A masterclass in acting from three incredible storytellers’
The Rotherham Advertiser
‘Beautifully directed by Mojisola Elufowoju, music and movement become metabolised within the story‘
Utopia Theatre Company Limited is a leading African theatre company in the UK, founded in Sheffield in 2012 by Mojisola Elufowoju, FRSA. The company prides itself on being a leading voice in African Theatre, particularly in the digital space. The company is dedicated to demonstrating the rich cultural heritage of Africa’s theatre canon, and in so doing, dispel stereotypes and encourage authentic voices from the African Diaspora.
This performance is supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Selected dates, shown below, are presented on tour by house, an initiative delivered by Farnham Maltings and funded by Arts Council England.