Dates and Times
Tue 16 Jan - Sat 3 Feb at 7:15pm
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 and Heather Agyepong, 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 in how women see themselves and each other, this sassy and soulful new show asks what happens when we realise mums don’t always know best.
So Many Reasons comes from a creative collaboration between writer Racheal Ofori and performer Heather Agyepong. 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. Agyepong has just finished playing Haleema in the critical acclaimed play Girls written by Theresa Ikoko. She has also recently been commissioned by Tate to produce a series of images and co-curate two weeks of programming around privilege, cultural production and resistance.
So Many Reasons is the recipient of Camden People’s Theatre and Jerwood Charitable Foundation Home Run Commission. Produced by Fuel and supported by Arts Council England. Development supported by Ovalhouse.
“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.
Image cred: (c) Heather Agyepong & Natalie Mitchell