Death and The King’s Horseman

3 -8 February 2025
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

A Sheffield Theatres and Utopia Theatre Production
By Wole Soyinka
Directed by Mojisola Kareem 

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. Directed by Mojisola Kareem (Here’s What She Said to Me, Far Gone).