Racheal Ofori – interview

Skeleton Crew, Donmar Warehouse
Interview by: Sophia A Jackson 
Published: Thursday 13 June 2024, 10:00pm

In 2008 Detroit, one of the city’s last surviving car factories is threatened with closure. A tight-knit group of workers face crushing economic reality. Torn between loyalty to each other and their own self-interest, can they hang on to their dreams, to their ambitions, to hope?

Detroit-born playwright Dominique Morisseau’s masterful feeling for voice and character brings depth and authenticity to a story about the human effects of a global financial crisis.

Racheal Ofori plays Shanita. Her theatre credits include The Southbury Child, Bach and Sons (Bridge Theatre), Rare Earth Mettle; Wish (Royal Court), So Many Reasons (Soho Theatre/ Fuel Theatre, Three Sisters (National Theatre), Blood Wedding (Omnibus Theatre), Snowflake (Arts at Old Fire Station), Pygmalion (Headlong), Romeo & Juliet (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, West End), This is Private Property (Camden People’s Theatre), Portrait (Edinburgh Fringe/ UK tour/ Bush Theatre/ Southbank Centre), The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare’s Globe), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Camden Fringe).

Her television credits include: Spent, Big Age, Sliced, In the Long Run, Treadstone, Enterprice, Carnage: Swallowing the Past, Come Home and Wizards vs. Aliens, and for filmJackdaw, I Used to Be Famous, Artemis Fowl, Guns Akimbo, and Ready Player One.

Her writing credits include Flip!

Need to know: Skeleton Crew plays at the Donmar Warehouse from 28 June to 24 Aug 2024. Find out more via Afridiziak Theatre News   and the Donmar Warehouse.