Shadows in Different Shades By Oladipo Agboluaje
From An Original Concept Inspired And Directed By Mojisola Elufowoju | Original Music And Lyrics Composed And Directed By Juwon Ogungbe
Studio Theatre55 Norfolk StreetSheffield, England, S1 1DAUnited Kingdom (map)
“If you could tell your mother a secret about yourself, what would it be?”
Shadows In Different Shades is a semi-autobiographical story of three generations of women on two continents. We follow their need to connect with each other across time and space as they confront the secrets of their past in order to find a place of healing in the present. The story, told through music, ritual, poetry, and movement, takes us on an intimate journey of these women’s lives, following their highs and lows, their triumphs and losses.
A story about what it is to be a daughter and a mother; a story of migration and shifting identity, a compelling and thought-provoking tale of dreams and broken promises, of hope, optimism and resilience in the face of harrowing circumstances.
“ Shadows in Different Shades is a highly-memorable production which pushes the boundaries of conventional theatre and storytelling.
— ★★★★ forgetoday.com
“The music hits you too, but in a completely different way from either an opera or a musical. ”
— ★★★★ Forge Today
“ Kareem’s surreal yet captivating combination of words, movement, sound, and props allow Ionesco’s point to emerge”