Current Project: The Duchess of Malfi (Iyalode of Eti) 2016

UTOPIA displays much promise with it’s bold and well spirited interpretation of a timeless classic’.


Utopia Theatre is a Leeds-based professional theatre company founded by Moji Kareem.  We create old and new plays and re-imagine classics in a way that demonstrate their contemporary relevance and appeal to a new audience and regular theatregoers. We’re committed to producing excellent theatrical experiences that tell the stories of the African diaspora. The company synthesises African and Western performing traditions to celebrate the meeting of different cultures and presents productions in London and on tour, with programmes aimed at developing and promoting BAME writers and performers.

Moji gained a First Class degree in Theatre (Performance) from York St. John University. In 2011, she was awarded the York Theatre Royal Graduate Prize for directing Eugene Ionesco’s. ‘The Shepherds  Chameleon’. She directed Bola Agbaje’s follow-up to her Olivier-award winning play ‘Gone too Far’, ‘House of Corrections’ at the Riverside Studios. In 2012, She was Assistant Director to Royal Court Associate, Ola Animashaun for Ade Solanke’s Pandora’s Box at the Arcola Theatre. She spent a year in Nigeria collaborating with the James Ene Henshaw Foundation in reviving and directing the classic African play, ‘This Is Our Chance’. The collaboration involved setting up a club for youths and introducing them to the rudiments of drama. She is currently working on an African transposition of Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi.