Sheffield books in an adaptation

Published: 22 May 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Althea Burley

Utopia Theatre and Sheffield Theatres have cast a new production of Anna Hibiscus’ Song, the theatrical adaptation of the much-loved children's book by Atinuke.

Staged in the Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse, Sheffield, it’s directed and adapted by Utopia Theatre founder, CEO and artistic director Mojisola Kareem-Elufowoju.

Told through music, dance, puppetry and traditional African storytelling, it’suitable for children aged 3+ and their families.

Althea Burey will play the roles of Narrator, Angel, Mama. Malick Bojang, who has starred in Loki and Jungle, will be Grandfather, Chocolate, Papa. Saskia Rose joins the cast as Anna Hibiscus. Maya Thompson will play the roles of Auntie Jolie and Narrator. Dorthea Darby will play Grandmother, Ben, Uncle Tunde.

After its run at Sheffield, Anna Hibiscus’ Song will tour to community venues across Yorkshire including the Terry Wright Community Hall in Sheffield and Leeds Central Library.

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