“If I were like you, I’d have never found a man to marry me. And that right there is a problem.”
Sheffield Theatres has announced the cast for Here’s What She Said to Me by Oladipo Agboluaje with Kiké Brimah playing the role of Aramide, Estella Daniels as Omotola and Ayo-Dele Edwards as Agbeke. Conceived and directed by Mojisola Elufowoju.
Meet Agbeke, Omotola, and Aramide, the 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 undying hope, optimism and resilience.
Director Mojisola Elufowoju said: “We are very excited to be bringing this bold production featuring three generations of Nigerian/British women to the Crucible stage in Sheffield. The staging is stripped back yet inventive. The three actors double up repeatedly in their roles to play over thirty-five characters.
Here’s What She Said To Me has been a work in progress for about four years and when the Studio co-production with Sheffield Theatres earlier on in the year was canceled due to COVID, we were very disappointed.
As it turned out, every cloud has a silver lining. The show is now happening on the Crucible stage and we are opening Sheffield Theatres Together Season. As much as this wasn’t how we originally envisaged the show premiering, it is incredibly exciting. It would be good exposure for Utopia Theatre, a good opportunity to link our online audience to our live theatre work. And in terms of me as a director, I am excited to take on a space such as The Crucible, a space I have always aspired my Page 2 of 5 work as a director to live on as part of my professional development. It is also an opportunity to share an incredible story that I believe will resonate with a diverse audience”.
See the show: Friday 30 October – Saturday 14 November 2020