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Fuel presents

So Many Reasons

Written by Rachel Ofori

My Mum said to me 

‘if you ever have children, don't have girls.
They give you too much of a headache.’ 

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Tue 6 Mar – Sat 10 Mar, 7:30pm


  • Full: £15
  • Concession: £10
  • Under 26: £9

Venue: Downstairs

Book /  Box office: 020 7582 7680

So Many Reasons is a story about the unique influence our mothers have on how we understand the world, from the perspective of a first generation British Ghanaian woman. Exploring cultural and generational shifts in how women see themselves and each other, this sassy and soulful new show asks what happens when we realise mums don't always know best.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, before the performance on Thursday 8 March, Anna Reading will read A Letter to My Daughter, the heartfelt letter to her 7-year-old daughter, which inspired the play.


"Ofori's excellent writing fuses poetry and prose to allow each character to vividly leap off the page" - The Stage on Portrait

Age 12+


  • Tue 6 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Wed 7 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Thu 8 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Fri 9 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Sat 10 Mar, 7:30pm

Racheal Ofori - Writer  @racheal_ofori

Heather Agyepong - Performer @heatha_a

Fuel - Producer

Racheal Ofori

Graduating with a BA Hons in Acting, Rachel Ofori has since worked in theatre, television and radio. 2016 saw Racheal perform in Kenneth Branagh's Romeo & Juliet at the Garrick Theatre, and reprise her hit one-woman show Portrait, produced by Fuel, at the Southbank Centre as part of the Women of the World Festival. The success of Portrait led to appearances on BBC2 and BBC Radio 4. Her work in theatre also includes The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare's Globe. Television work includes the BBC’s Wizards Vs. Aliens, directed by Lee Haven-Jones, and Simon Amstell’s feature length documentary Carnage for BBC iPlayer.  Racheal can next be seen performing in Sam Pritchard’s Pygmalion a Headlong, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production.


Heather Agyepong

Heather Agyepong is a visual artist and performer based in London. She has recently become an Associate Artist at Talawa Theatre. She completed a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts at City of Westminster College. She also attended the University of Kent where she studied a BSc Applied Psychology and has recently completed an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures where she was awarded the Kirsty MacColl Scholarship. She was part of the Tricycle Theatre's Young Company and Talawa TYPT in 2015/16. She performed as Colette in Jagged Edge which was part of Rich Mix's Radical Ideas Festival. Previous credits include: Yerma (Yerma,) Tiresias (Antigone), Voice #2 (4.48 Psychosis) and Orsino (Twelfth Night). Film credits include: Journalist (Twenty8K) and Dancer (Motherland). She has performed and exhibited work both nationally and internationally and was recently commissioned to produce work for Autograph ABP, London. 

Additional information

Produced by Fuel, commissioned by Camden People’s Theatre and supported by Arts Council England.
Development supported by Ovalhouse.

Photo by Heather Agyepong & Natalie Mitchell

Book /  Box office: 020 7582 7680

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