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How Far Apart

We are creating a play for women, to create a legacy, said Jennifer Farmer, an African-American playwright who is looking at why black women are eight times more likely to die in childbirth compared to other races.


Here's What She Said To Me

Meet three generations of women on two continents and follow their need to connect with each other across time and space. Together they confront the secrets of their past in order to find healing in the present.

So Africa Festival

What if We Could, Just For Two Days, Bring Africa to the Heart of Sheffield? Utopia Theatre and Sheffield Theatres are delighted to present the Spirit of Africa Festival from Friday 26 - Saturday 27 October, 10.00am – 10.30pm each day.

Shadows in Different Shades By Oladipo Agboluaje

From an original concept inspired and directed by Moji Kareem and original music and lyrics composed and directed by Juwon Ogungbe. Shadows in Different Shades is a semi-autobiographical story of three generations of women on two continents.

I Am David Oluwale By Debo Oluwatuminu

David Oluwale arrived in Leeds from Nigeria in 1949 and died in 1969. During his time in the city, he encountered anti-immigration racism and experienced mental health issues, homelessness, police malpractice and destitution, all of which still scar British society to this day.

The Pied Piper of Chibok Opera - Composed by Juwon Ogungbe, Libretto by Olusola Oyeleye

A brand new opera which retells the real-life story of the Chibok girls through the classic tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

The Duchess of Malfi (Iyalode of Eti) by Debo Oluwatuminu

Iyalode of Eti is a unique West African transposition of one of the greatest dramas ever written, John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi.

London Tales Directed by Mojisola Elufowoju

London Tales uses movement, spoken-word, mime, sound-effects, and a multinational / lingual cast to share (and make sense of) the experience of living in London.

The Shepherd's Chameleon Written by Eugene Ionesco

In this fast-paced physical production, the playwright is the shepherd and the world of the theatre a chameleon. Take a ringside seat and watch Ionesco take on his theatrical critics in a ridiculous battle of wits.

Death & The King's Horseman Online Reading - Black History Month

Death & The King's Horseman Online Reading - Black History Month

An online production of the Zakes Mda play
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Creative Hub Rehearsed Reading - And the Girl in their Sunday Dresses

01/03 - 01/04

Online Now

An online production of the Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o play
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The Black Hermit by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o –Online Rehearsed Reading + Q&A

Sunday, 21 Mar 2021


An Online Production of Afeif Ismail's play
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Son of the Nile (A play for young people and everyone young at heart) - A Rehearsed Reading + Q&A

Sunday, 25th April 2021


In collaboration with Theatre Deli
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Utopia Creative Exchange: A Community Pitching Space



The David Oluwale Story (Research and Development)

Anna Hibiscus' Song Research and Development

Baobab Creative Hub

In support of the Utopia Baobab Project


10:00 - 11:00

Utopia Theatre at the Today I'm Wiser Festival (Arcola)

A Double Bill

A national tour of the story of mothers and daughters
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Here's What She Said to Me - UK Tour 2022

Thursday, 27 Jan 2022