Anna Hibiscus’ Song Production and Tour

A Utopia Theatre and Sheffield Theatres Production.

“Today we offer you a story of happiness. Of self-discovery. Of song. And of dance!”

This is the story of a young girl named Anna Hibiscus. Anna lives in amazing Africa. Ibadan, Nigeria to be exact.
Anna Hibiscus is so filled with happiness that she feels like she might float away. And the more she talks to her family about it, the more her happiness grows! There’s only one thing to do…Sing!
Told through music, dance, puppetry and traditional African storytelling, this theatrical adaptation of Atinuke’s much loved children’s book will have you beaming from ear to ear.
For children aged 3+ and their grown-ups.
“Bursting with happiness” – THE STAGE ★★★★

Adapted for the stage and Directed by Mojisola Kareem from the book Anna Hibiscus’ Song by Atinuke and Lauren Tobia, arranged by permission from Walker Books Ltd.


  • Designed by

    Kevin Jenkins

  • Movement Director

    Maria Cassar

  • Lighting Design by

    Alexandra Stafford

  • Sound Design by

    Lee Affen

  • Stage Manager by

    Holly Wright

  • Dramaturgy by

    Mike Kenny

  • Puppetry by

    Stephen Tiplady

  • Production Manager by

    Natalie Welch

  • Producer

    Tom Dixon

  • Assistant Stage Manager

    Miriam Baalcke



Althea Burey as Mama, Angel and Storyteller,
Dorthea Darby as Grandmother, Uncle Tunde, Benz and Storyteller,
Julius Obende as Papa, on-stage musician and Storyteller,
Malick Bojang as Grandfather, Chocolate and Storyteller,
Saskia Rose as Anna Hibiscus and Storyteller,