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By Nicole Acquah

Year staged: 2022

Opening night: 15/02/2022

Theatre Company: Acquah & Co

Staged in: Bread and Roses Theatre

Cast Size: 3


San – to return, Ko – to go, Fa – to fetch. 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. 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? 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. Sankofa was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2021.

Original Cast

Nicole Acquah


Doyin Ade

Master Drummer

Vanessa Garber

Live Musician

Production Team

Carol Leeming MBE


Vanessa Garber

Sound Designer

Kwame Asafo-Adejei

Lighting Designer / Movement Director

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