Who We Are
Utopia Theatre Company Limited is a leading African theatre company in the UK, founded in Sheffield in 2012 by Mojisola Elufowoju, FRSA. The company prides itself on being a leading voice in African Theatre, particularly in the digital space. The company is dedicated to demonstrating the rich cultural heritage of Africa’s theatre canon, and in so doing, dispel stereotypes and encourage authentic voices from the African Diaspora.
With a unique style combining African theatre tradition with that of the Western world, Utopia Theatre creates artistic work which represents voices of the African diaspora in the 21st century. The company works in 3 main areas – theatre production and touring both in the UK and on the international stage, supporting new and developing artists, and using African Theatre and Storytelling within the community. Utopia Theatre prides itself on its ability to deliver its work both live and digitally, with a wealth of online resources and digital events.
We exist to raise awareness and increase appreciation of African culture in the Arts.
We produce and encourage authentic new voices from the African diaspora to share their stories on our stages.
African theatre must become fully recognised in the UK, and its artists and practitioners able to secure regular employment and attract diverse audiences as a key strand of mainstream theatre in the West.