Here’s What She Said to Me

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.  


Extraordinary energy’ 
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
The Guardian 


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.

Tour Dates

Date Time Venue Booking Information
02/02/2022 8pm - 9.30pm South Street Arts Centre Book here
03/02/2022 7.30pm - 9pm The Theatre, Chipping Norton Book here
05/02/2022 Old Town Hall Book here
06/02/2022 8pm - 9.30pm GlassBox Theatre Book here
08/02/2022 7.30pm - 9pm Bedales Book here
09/02/2022 7.30pm - 9pm Quarterhouse Book here
10/02/2022 7.30pm - 9pm Worthing Theatres Book here
15/02/2022 7.30pm - 9pm Norwich Playhouse Book here
16/02/2022 7.30pm - 9pm Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Book here
17/02/2022 7.30pm - 9pm Lakeside Theatre Book here
18/02/2022 - 18/02/2021 8pm - 9.30pm The Place Bedford Book here
19/02/2022 7.30pm - 9pm Old Fire Station, Oxford Book here