Weaving together live music, storytelling, and traditional pottery, Sankofa is a semi-autobiographical show about legacy, heritage, and what it means to belong as part of the African diaspora.
san - to return
Nicole’s grand-uncle, Asiedu, was a playwright, one who shaped the landscape of Ghanaian theatre. Nicole doesn’t know this. She also writes plays, thousands of miles away in London.
ko - to go
Discovering her grand-uncle’s work sets Nicole on a journey to learn more about her lineage. Touring her own work around Europe, she is faced with the significance of her heritage, her blackness, her art. Is there something connecting her and Asiedu - something stronger than culture, than bloodline even?
fa - to fetch
Before she returns to England, Nicole will have to learn what it truly means to go back into the past in order to move forward into the future.
Age Recommendation: 16+
Please be aware that this show includes content warnings for murder, panic attacks, racism and sexual assualt.