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.
Here’s What She Said to Me is a kaleidoscope of music, ritual, poetry and movement; a story about
what it is to be a daughter and a mother, a story of migration and shifting identity and a compelling tale of hope, optimism and resilience in the face of life’s broken promises.
Oladipo Agboluaje’s plays include Early Morning, The Christ of Coldharbour Lane, The Hounding of David Oluwale and New Nigerians. He is the 2018/19 writer in residence of the National Theatre.
Moji Elufowoju directs. She is a British born Nigerian award-winning director and founder of Utopia Theatre. She is a recipient of a 2017 Opera Awards Foundation bursary, a founding member of Mosaic Opera Collective, and currently a guest director at the LAMDA and at London South Bank University. She is a staff director at the National Theatre, working alongside Nadia Fall on Three Sisters by Inua Ellams.
Other credits include Far Gone (Theatre Deli – Sheffield) The Bogus Woman (Camden People’s Theatre), On Missing (The Cockpit Theatre), Shadows In Different Shades (Work In Progress – Sheffield Theatres), The Pied Piper Of Chibok Opera (Opera North Residency and Arcola Theatre), I am David Oluwale (Work In Progress- Leeds Playhouse), Iyalode of Eti (Leeds Playhouse, Sheffield Theatres, Cast – Doncaster and Ake Festival Nigeria), London Tales (Rich Mix and Lost Theatre), This Is Our Chance (Cultural Centre Calabar, Nigeria), The Shepherd’s Chameleon (CLF Art Cafe 2013), House of Corrections (Riverside Studios), and Wake Me When It’s Time (York Theatre Royal).
Director Moji Elufowoju
Designer Amanda Stoodley
Lighting Designer Andy Purves
Sound Designer Rob Hart
Casting Director Nadine Rennie