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A Utopia Theatre and Sheffield Theatres Production

Death and the King's Horseman

By Wole Soyinka | Directed by Mojisola Kareem

Life is honour. It ends when honour ends

Set in Nigeria in the late 1940’s and based on a true story, Elesin, the king's horseman, is tasked with carrying out a sacred ritual upon the death of the king, however Elesin is overtaken by the allure of earthly desires.

A thought-provoking resonant theatrical experience showcasing music and dance, deeply rooted in the culture and spirituality of the Yoruba people.

Performance Dates

3rd - 8th February, 2025.

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