So Many Reasons

Dates and Times

Tue 16 Jan - Sat 3 Feb 2018 at 7:15pm

See all upcoming performances

Ticket information

£12 / 10 conc

Book Tickets

Part of Calm Down Dear, a three-week festival of innovative feminist performance. The festival runs from Mon 15 Jan – Sun 4 Feb. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets into your basket and we’ll do the rest.

Created by Racheal Ofori, presented by Fuel and Camden People’s Theatre


My Mum said to me
‘if you ever have children, don’t have girls.
They give you too much of a headache.’

So Many Reasons is a story about the unique influence our mothers have on how we understand the world, from the perspective of a first generation British Ghanaian woman. Exploring cultural and generational shifts, religion and sexuality, this bold new show asks what happens when we realise mums don’t always know best.

So Many Reasons is created by Racheal Ofori. Ofori’s previous show Portrait was a critical success, touring extensively, appearing at the Southbank Centre (Women of the World Festival, 2015) and broadcast on BBC.

Co-presented with Camden People’s Theatre and supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation through the Home Run Commission. Funded by Arts Council England and the Leche Trust. Development supported by Ovalhouse.

Take a look at the blog post by Tanya Joelle Stephenson, Production Manager & Lighting Designer for So Many Reasons.


“Ofori’s show is a big achievement, boldly depicting the weight of cultural heritage amid the pressures of millennial experience and the quest for personal contentment.” ★★★★  The Stage

“Every element of So Many Reasons, Racheal Ofori’s one-woman show, has reaffirmed my faith in the institution of theatre.” ★★★★★ Hive

“Culture, generation and gender collide to produce a wonderfully funny and pertinent show” ★★★LondonTheatre1

“A beautiful coming of age story… Ofori is a tour de force” A Younger Theatre

“[A] clever and candid coming of age tale” The Guardian

“Glows with warmth.” Time Out

“A parable that cuts to the patriarchal quick.” What’s On Stage

Reviews for previous work

“Compellingly astute…critical, fearless and ultimately uplifting” The Scotsman

“A blistering indictment of British society” Exeunt

“Ofori’s excellent writing fuses poetry and prose to allow each character to vividly leap off the page” The Stage

About the company

Fuel was founded in 2004 and since then, has evolved a producing ethos that develops ideas through attentive collaboration, a spirit of curiosity and discovery, and an emphasis on trust. Fuel has developed an enviable reputation for its programme and its model, its spirited, passionate new theatre, its pioneering approach to audiences and its distinct contemporary voice.

Jerwood Charitable Foundation is dedicated to imaginative and responsible revenue funding of the arts, supporting artists to develop and grow at important stages in their careers. It works with artists across art forms, from dance and theatre to literature, music and the visual arts.  For more information on Jerwood Charitable Foundation visit:

@fueltheatre | @racheal_ofori | | #SoManyReasons | #CDD18

Image cred: (c) Guy Saunders

Upcoming Performances