Arts & Culture
Arcola Theatre presents: ‘Here’s What She Said to Me’ by Oladipo Agboluaje
- 8:00 pm
29 September 2021
Arcola Theatre | £15 - £25
24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL
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 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 a world of migrations and shifting identities, braving life with an 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 stage. The staging is stripped back yet inventive. The three actors double up repeatedly in their roles to play over thirty-five characters.”
Written by Oladipo Agboluaje. Conceived and directed by Mojisola Elufowoju
Show dates & times:
Wednesday 29 September at 6.30pm
Thursday 30 September at 8.30pm
Friday 1 October at 6.30pm
Saturday 2 October at 8.30pm
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Tomi Ogunjobi / Agbeke – Grandmother
Tomi is a graduate of Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, specialising in acting, voice and movement. She has a professional career spanning over 30 years, starting as a young actress in Lagos Nigeria, before progressing to the prestigious University of Ibadan to study Theatre Arts. Tomi had featured in many stage, TV, film, documentaries and commercial shows, both in Nigeria, Italy and the UK.
Christina Oshunniyi / Omotola – Mother
Following an acclaimed, sold-out run at the Arcola Theatre in 2018, as part of Femi Elufowoju, jr Ensemble as – ‘Iya Tope in ‘The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives’- ‘a five star swaggering spectacular’ (The Guardian); Christina is excited and thrilled to be part of the ‘Here Is What She Said To Me’ Ensemble.
Lebogang Fisher / Aramide – Daughter
Lebogang Fisher is a South African film and theatre actress. She graduated from Rhodes University, (BA Drama and English Literature studies) (2019). She is one of the top 10 winners of the Warner Bros. Actors In Training Programme (2020). She has also graduated from the New York Film Academy’s 1-year Acting for Film conservatory programme (2015).
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