Death and the King’s Horseman

A Utopia Theatre and Sheffield Theatres Production.

Life is honour. It ends when honour ends


Set in Nigeria in the late 1940’s and based on a true story, Elesin, the king’s horseman, is tasked with carrying out a sacred ritual upon the death of the king, however Elesin is overtaken by the allure of earthly desires.


A thought-provoking resonant theatrical experience showcasing music and dance, deeply rooted in the culture and spirituality of the Yoruba people.


Performance Dates.

3rd – 8th February, 2025.

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  • Written by

    By Wole Soyinka

  • Directed by

    Mojisola Kareem.