Shadows in Different Shades

Written by Oladipo Agboluaje


Conceived and directed by Mojisola Kareem


“If you could tell your mother a secret about yourself, what would it be?”


A semi-autobiographical story of three generations of women on two continents. We follow their need to connect with each other across time and space as they confront the secrets of their past in order to find a place of healing in the present. The story, told through music, ritual, poetry, and movement, takes us on an intimate journey of these women’s lives, following their highs and lows, their triumphs and losses.


A story about what it is to be a daughter and a mother; a story of migration and shifting identity, a compelling and thought-provoking tale of dreams and broken promises, of hope, optimism and resilience in the face of harrowing circumstances.

  • Director

    Mojisola Kareem

  • Writer

    Oladipo Agboluaje

  • Designer

    Emma Williams.

  • Lighting Designer

    Will Monk.

  • Sound Designer

    Rob Hart.

  • Cast

    Racheal Oriowo as Aramide, Mojisola Bamtefa as Agbeke, Nataylia Roni as Omotola.

  • Tags

    past theatre shows